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Jane Eyre

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ISBN-10: 0141441143

ISBN-13: 9780141441146

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Charlotte Bront�, Stevie Davies, Stevie Davies, Stevie Davies

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A new edition of one of Penguins top ten Classicsthe novel that has been teaching true strength of character for generations (The Guardian) A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyrehas dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a womans quest for freedom. This updated edition features a new introduction discussing the novels political and magical dimensions. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivorqualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to…    
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Book details

List price: $9.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122

Charlotte Bronte, the third of six children, was born April 21, 1816, to the Reverend Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte in Yorkshire, England. Along with her sisters, Emily and Anne, she produced some of the most impressive writings of the 19th century. The Brontes lived in a time when women used pseudonyms to conceal their female identity, hence Bronte's pseudonym, Currer Bell. Charlotte Bronte was only five when her mother died of cancer. In 1824, she and three of her sisters attended the Clergy Daughter's School in Cowan Bridge. The inspiration for the Lowood School in the classic Jane Eyre was formed by Bronte's experiences at the Clergy Daughter's School. Her two older sisters…    

Charlotte Bront�(18161855), one of four surviving children of a clergyman, worked as a governess and teacher and wrote four novels. Stevie Daviesis a novelist, critic, and historian. She is director of creative writing at the University of Wales at Swansea.