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Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier
  

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A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Bronte, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre. Edited by Tracy Chevalier, this collection brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Bronte's game-changing novel and its beloved narrator.

If you like Tracy Chevalier you might also like to read books by Deborah Moggach, Anne Tyler and Rose Tremain.

Synopsis

Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier

The twenty-one stories in Reader, I Married Him - one of the most celebrated lines in fiction - are inspired by Jane Eyre and shaped by its perennially fascinating themes of love, compromise and self-determination. A bohemian wedding party takes an unexpected turn for the bride and her daughter; a family trip to a Texan waterpark prompts a life-changing decision; Grace Poole defends Bertha Mason and calls the general opinion of Jane Eyre into question. Mr Rochester reveals a long-kept secret in Reader, She Married Me , and The Mirror boldly imagines Jane's married life after the novel ends. A new mother encounters an old lover after her daily swim and inexplicably lies to him, and a fitness instructor teaches teenage boys how to handle a pit bull terrier by telling them Jane Eyre's story.

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'A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Bronte's many ardent fans' KIRKUS

About the Author

Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the author of six previous novels, including the international bestseller Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Virgin Blue, Falling Angels, The Lady and the Unicorn, Burning Bright and Remarkable Creatures. Born in Washington, DC, she moved to London in 1984, where she lives with her husband and son.

The film of Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Colin Firth as Vermeer, was released in the UK in January. It was nominated for 10 BAFTAs and two Academy Awards.

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Book Info

Publication date

21st March 2016

Author

Tracy Chevalier

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Publisher

The Borough Press an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
304 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Short Story Collections
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Short stories

ISBN

9780008150570

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