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Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë

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LoveReading Expert Review of Jane Eyre

One of Jeanette Winterson's favourite books.

April 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.

On My Bookshelf by Hilary Mantel...

‘I read Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre when I was very young and cared less about the love story than about the secret of the woman in the attic. It’s what a story should be – gripping, but have psychological truth and depth.

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Jane Eyre Synopsis

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt and later attends a charity school with a harsh regime, enduring loneliness and cruelty. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she finds a position as governess at Thornfield Hall.


However, when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving the man she loves? A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre (1847) dazzled and shocked readers with its passionate depiction of a woman's search for equality and freedom.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780451530912
Publication date: 1st April 2008
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: Signet Classics an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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About Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë 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 ...

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