The Illustrated Jane Eyre

The Illustrated Jane Eyre

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142005149
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/21/2006
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 372,010
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Bronte lived from 1816 to 1855. In 1824 she was sent away to school with her four sisters and they were treated so badly that their father brought them home to Haworth in Yorkshire. The elder two sisters died within a few days and Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne were brought up in the isolated village. They were often lonely and loved to walk on the moors. They were all great readers and soon began to write small pieces of verse and stories.

Once Charlotte’s informal education was over she began to work as a governess and teacher in Yorkshire and Belgium so that she could add to the low family income and help to pay for her brother Branwell’s art education. Charlotte was a rather nervous young woman and didn’t like to be away from home for too long. The sisters began to write more seriously and published poetry in 1846 under male pen names – there was a lot of prejudice against women writers. The book was not a success and the sisters all moved on to write novels. Charlotte’s best-known book, Jane Eyre, appeared in 1847 and was soon seen as a work of genius. Charlotte really knew how to make characters and situations come alive.

Charlotte’s life was full of tragedy, never more so than when her brother Branwell and sisters Emily and Anne died within a few months in 1848/49. She married her father’s curate in 1854 but died in 1855, before her fortieth birthday.

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1816

Date of Death:

March 31, 1855

Place of Birth:

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

Place of Death:

Haworth, West Yorkshire, England

Education:

Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire; Miss Wooler's School at Roe Head

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Illustrated Jane Eyre 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
kkisser on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A story about the life of a young woman from neglect as a child to the strong, passionate, and quiet young woman. What stands out about this story is the strong determination of Jane to hold true to her own convictions and not be swayed by societal codes or others passions at such a young age.
tapestry100 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
OK, I'm not going to review this as I can't add anything to what's already been said. I understand the historical significance behind the book and whatnot, but I couldn't help thinking the entire time that I was listening to Jane Eyre that every character around her was such a caricature of themselves and that their characters were so dramatically presented just to make Jane herself seem overtly normal that the story seemed to lose itself for me.
Girl_Detective on LibraryThing 5 months ago
A wonderful illustrated edition of this classic. Dame Darcy's style is well suited to the gothic tale.
MoiraStirling on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Really highly enjoyable. A classic Victorian with Darcy's gothic twist. Beautiful illustrations - but found myself thinking that I could draw them just as well...
iloverochester More than 1 year ago
This story has the all the ingredients to make a perfect romance. It captures your heart and soul with its mixture of love, hate, romance, sorrow, betrayal, humor, and forgiveness. Its characters are genuine and captivating. The setting is emotional, exotic, and haunting. You won't be able to put this book down!!
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Migsteroo More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre is my all-time favorite book and this version is wonderful. The illustrations are great and really bring a new element to the story. Would totally recommend this book to Jane Eyre fans as well as newbies!
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The illustrations in this book are amazing. It is a wonderful book to read and the illustrations just set it off perfectly. It is a real joy to read and will be loved by many people.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The drawings in this book are gorgeous!