Jane Eyre (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

Jane Eyre (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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Jane Eyre (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:

  • New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work
  • Comments by other famous authors
  • Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations
  • Bibliographies for further reading
  • Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Immediately recognized as a masterpiece when it was first published in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is an extraordinary coming-of-age story featuring one of the most independent and strong-willed female protagonists in all of literature. Poor and plain, Jane Eyre begins life as a lonely orphan in the household of her hateful aunt. Despite the oppression she endures at home, and the later torture of boarding school, Jane manages to emerge with her spirit and integrity unbroken. She becomes a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she finds herself falling in love with her employer—the dark, impassioned Mr. Rochester. But an explosive secret tears apart their relationship, forcing Jane to face poverty and isolation once again.

One of the world’s most beloved novels, Jane Eyre is a startlingly modern blend of passion, romance, mystery, and suspense.

Susan Ostrov Weisser is a Professor of English at Adelphi University, where she specializes in nineteenth-century literature and women’s studies. Her research centers on women and romantic love in nineteenth-century literature, as well as on contemporary popular culture. Weisser also wrote the introduction to the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Persuasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781411433861
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Series: Barnes & Noble Classics Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 76,865
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

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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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!
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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.
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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!
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