Jane Eyre (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 3

Jane Eyre (Norton Critical Edition) / Edition 3

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by Charlotte Bronte
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393975428

ISBN-13: 9780393975420

Pub. Date: 12/28/2000

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The text reprinted in this new edition is that of the 1848 third edition text—the last text corrected by the author.
"Contexts" includes eighteen new selections and two new subsections: "Charlotte and Jane’s Illustrated Book" which includes a letter from Brontë to her publisher W. S. Williams; "Vignettes from Bewick"; and "Charlotte

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The text reprinted in this new edition is that of the 1848 third edition text—the last text corrected by the author.
"Contexts" includes eighteen new selections and two new subsections: "Charlotte and Jane’s Illustrated Book" which includes a letter from Brontë to her publisher W. S. Williams; "Vignettes from Bewick"; and "Charlotte Brontë and Bewick’s "British Birds’" and "Charlotte Brontë as Governess," which includes letters to Emily Brontë, Ellen Nussey, W. S. Williams, and "The Governess-Grinders." "Criticism" collects six major essays on Jane Eyre, four of them new to the Third Edition. Contributors include Adrienne Rich, Sandra M. Gilbert, Jerome Beaty, Lisa Sternlieb, Jeffrey Sconce, and Donna Marie Nudd. A new Chronology and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393975420
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
42,334
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

IntroductionXI
PrefaceXIX
Jane Eyre1
Notes683
Commentary693
Reading Group Guide715

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Jane Eyre (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 729 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh brother, I could say soo much on this subject, but let me just say that this book rocks my socks off. Every time, too. I reread it every now and again, and it just gets better. I want to find a book EXACTLY like it, but that's kind of redundant. I just wish that I could flip a switch, forget every thing I just read, and read it again as if for the first time. Mr Rochester (mmm...) is just irresistible, because he isn't what he seems and is excellent at leading you in a completely opposite direction... then when everything is revealed, you love him more, and by the end of the book... you want him for your own... *Snaps out of a reverie* Ahem. Uh.. yes so Charlotte Bronte is fabulous at not revealing too much at one time. Fabulous at keeping things appropriate, but still romantic as crap. I love Jane's strong will and determination to do the right thing. I admire her a lot for everything she's been through. Each time I read it, it touches me whenever she touches happiness, and it tears me apart whenever it gets torn from her. Oh, give this book a go, just for the heck of it. I hope you enjoy it like I and so many others have. Oh, and let me just say, that when things seem slow, just think about how beautiful the writing style is, and that everything is important to unraveling the characters to the proper extent. ^.^
SouthernLadyNC More than 1 year ago
I loved this story, it moved me to the depth of my feelings for this young girl. This took place in a time era that made you feel it had to be a true story. Every woman in this day and age should read this and they would know how lucky they are to be alive now.
Nerdgirljenn More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre tell the story of a young woman in mid 19th century England, however, any girl/woman who has ever felt out of place and alone can relate to Jane. Yes, it is a story of love, but also a story of a strong female character who, despite all, stays true to herself and her beliefs. She suffers for them, but in the end it all works out (which probably is why it makes it endearing)...so if you've ever felt out of place, "not normal", but wanting to love someone, to feel love returned, then this book is for you. It is not your typical Jane Austen type book, but has just a hint of terror, fright and thrill to take it that one step beyond. I've read this book countless times (well over a few hundred) and yet I never get tired of it. It's like watching a good movie over and over. And great for those rainy gloomy days...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm in eighth grade now, and upon reading this truely excellent novel in sixth grade, I honestly couldn't get the full understanding out of it. But I recently started rereading it, and I love it! "Jane Eyre" is a story of a young girl reaching adulthood, and all of the joys and pains along the way. It is definately for an older audience, though- no child younger than 11 or 12 would be able to know what some of the words mean (being 13 myself and having a fairly large vocabulary, I still have to look up certain words!). And this book also touches on the concept of love, which might not be altogether interesting to a younger person. Occasionally, there are some disturbing parts in it: a lunatic attempts on taking some of Jane's friends' lives, but I'm pretty sure everyone survives ;) Since this particular edition of the book is free, obviously there are going to be some somewhat confusing spelling errors here and there. But overall, "Jane Eyre" is a wonderful book, and I fully enjoy all 500-and-some pages of it! And is it just me, or do other girls find similarities between themselves and Jane? :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing, it is a must read!
mollythedolly More than 1 year ago
I have read ALOT, but nothing is like Jane Erye! I have read and reread this book many times. If you have never read it, Read it and you will become a believer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The plot is timeless, and the characters are captivating. Trully revolutionay for the time period it was written in- cleverly feminist in nature without being pushy. Easy to read,ecspecially with errotic, musing characters like Edward Rochester (sigh, swoon)
Book_and_recipe_Examiner 10 months ago
Jane Eyre is an orphaned governess who develops romantic feelings for her employer, Mr. Rochester, a man ensconced in tragedy. Sent away to an orphanage as a child by her cruel aunt, Jane's attachments in life have been few. At Lowood, she gains a friend whose perspectives enable Jane to reign in her anger and find beauty in the darkest situations. At nineteen, Jane contentedly finds her place at Thornfield Hall, amidst the friendship of the housekeeper and her little charge, Adele. The peace is disturbed, however, when Edward Rochester, the wealthy, woeful owner of the mansion returns. For Rochester, Jane’s kindness and naivety are a catharsis for his troubled mind, and her imagination a refreshment. Jane finally has a “full life,” until a piece of Rochester’s past shatters her dreams. Jane Eyre is one of the most tragically brilliant pieces of Gothic fiction ever written, at times satisfying everything and nothing in a whirlwind of passion and drama that will appeal to readers for all time. For a themed recipe of Orange Almond Cardamom Cupcakes with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting, as well as similar book recommendations and discussion questions, visit: http://hubpages.com/literature/Jane-Eyre-by-Charlotte-Bronte
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Nina_the_Writer More than 1 year ago
I needed this book to work on an English paper its great because you have the entire novel and essay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't know what to read afterwards, I'm left with a void.
Pen12 More than 1 year ago
This classic tells the story of Jane Eyre. She has a difficult childhood and faces obstacles throughout her life. Things seem to change for the better once she becomes a young adult, but circumstances beyond her control change everything. This is a very enjoyable book. I couldn't stop reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of very few books I can re-read!
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A beautiful story. My all time fave.
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This was a really terrible book that made me want to tear my hair out. Really I don't know why everyone thinks this book is so great. It is boring and annoying and frustrating. Also, when I read reviews I'm trying to get a feel for the book. Please do not have conversations amongst yourselves or write a review with such poor grammar and spelling that it is impossible to read. If you don't have a useful, intelligent, and concise way to convey your opinion about any book, do not write a review. You are wasting mine and everyone else's time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Night yall
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Oh ya! That must have been wesome!!
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Beautiful prose, plot, and depth. Jane Eyre is a haunting story of love and despair, a masterpice that took a while to finish and abosrb. I am so glad I read this book!