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PART I. JANE EYRE: THE COMPLETE TEXT
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text [Based on the 1848 Third Edition]
PART II. JANE EYRE: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
A Critical History of Jane Eyre
Feminist Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Sandra M. Gilbert, Plain Jane's Progress
Psychoanalytic Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
Dianne F. Sadoff, The Father, Castration, and Female Fantasy in Jane Eyre
Deconstruction and Jane Eyre
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstructive Perspective:
Nina Schwartz, No Place Like Home: The Logic of the Supplement in Jane Eyre
Cultural Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultural Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Cultural Perspective:
Elsie Michie, White Chimpanzees and Oriental Despots: Racial Stereotyping and Edward Rochester
Marxist Criticism and Jane Eyre
What Is Marxist Criticism?
Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Marxist Perspective:
Susan Fraiman, Jane Eyre's Fall from Grace
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors
Jane Eyre (Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series) / Edition 1by Beth Newman, Charlotte Bronte
Pub. Date: 01/15/1996
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or/i>
Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.
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Tis book was AMAZING!!!It is my new favorite book! It's so refreshing to read it, the setting, the vocabulary,and Charlotte Bronte she justs paints a picture for you like no one I've ever read before. It was absolutely spectactular! A must-read!
As a first time reader of this novel, I was not sure what to expect. I heard the rumors of how this novel is a great love story and a gothic tale all at the same time. I was not really sure how this could be, so I began to read the novel. The novel started off very slow, with a bunch of details on Jane¿s childhood that were not really necessary. It contained a lot of fluff that could have been left out. The real action started more towards the end of the novel once Bertha was brought into the picture. This novel is a classic, and I do see how most people enjoy it, and once I finished it, I was not really sure what genre to place it in either. If you can make it through the first half of the novel then this is a definite read, but if you are looking for a novel full of excitement, this may not be for you. At the end of the day, I am glad I read this novel. I learned a lot about the culture of the Victorian Era and how what happened in the past is still affecting today. This book taught me how women were supposed to act during that time, and how Jane took a stand and did not settle. This is something that can still be used in life today. One part of the novel that was very useful were the annotations at the bottom of each page explaining words and concepts that Bronte practically expected us as readers to already understand and know. Without these I would have been a little lost during specific parts of the novel.
Jane Eyre is the tale of an orphan that manages to find love and a happy ending. Many view Jane Eyre as a romance, but it is so much more. At the heart, it is a story of a young woman in Victorian England that proves women are more than just beautiful faces. They have brains, morals, and sometimes iron wills that cannot be bent. The one thing I did not like about this book was the ending. It seemed hastily thrown in there. It seemed Jane's character had changed from the level-headed woman to a woman obsessed with love. Other than that, the book is an enjoyable read.