Jane Eyre (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Illustrations by F. H. Townsend)

Jane Eyre (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Illustrations by F. H. Townsend)

Jane Eyre (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Illustrations by F. H. Townsend)

Jane Eyre (Wisehouse Classics Edition - With Illustrations by F. H. Townsend)

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Overview

JANE EYRE (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name “Currer Bell.” The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York.

Primarily of the Bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the Byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action—the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility, and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry—Jane Eyre revolutionised the art of fiction.

Charlotte Brontë has been called the ‘first historian of the private consciousness’ and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.



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ISBN-13: 9789176372562
Publisher: Wisehouse
Publication date: 08/17/2016
Pages: 364
Sales rank: 96,103
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 810L (what's this?)

About the Author

Charlotte Brontë (1816 - 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. She first published her works (including her best known novel, Jane Eyre) under the pen name Currer Bell.

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