Jane Eyre: Dover Thrift Editions

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Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, features a poor and plain heroine who relies on her diligence and perception to make her way in the world. The novel follows Jane... Read more

Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, features a poor and plain heroine who relies on her diligence and perception to make her way in the world. The novel follows Jane from the custody of cruel relatives, to boarding school, and through a troubled career as a governess. Critics view the novel through a range of lenses, including feminist and social outsider perspectives, as well as elements of mystery and horror. This classic of English literature offers a variety of interpretations for readers.

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Charlotte Brontë took a daring choice for her 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, where she made her heroine as poor and plain as herself. Jane Eyre did not possess great beauty nor entrancing charm that were commonly used by fictional characters to make their way in the world. Instead, Jane relied upon her powers of diligence and perception. She conducted herself with dignity and was animated by passion.



The instant and lasting success of Jane Eyre proved Brontë's instincts to be correct. Readers of her era and ever after have taken the impoverished orphan girl into their hearts. They followed her from the custody of cruel relatives to a dangerously oppressive boarding school and onward through a troubled career as a governess. Jane's first assignment at Thorn field, where the proud and cynical master of the house harbors a scandalous secret, draws readers ever deeper into a compelling exploration of the mysteries of the human heart.



This many-faceted tale invites a splendid variety of interpretations. Jane's insistence upon emotional equality with her lover suggests a feminist viewpoint, while her solitary status invokes a consideration of the problems of growing up as a social outsider. Some regard Jane's attempts to reconcile her need for love with her search for moral rectitude as the story's primary message. Lovers of gothic romance find the tale's social and religious aspects secondary to its gripping elements of mystery and horror. This classic of English literature truly features something for every reader.



Information

Subject: Language Arts

Brand: Dover Publications

Publisher Date: 01/16/2003

Author: Charlotte Bronte

Dimensions: 8.25 x 5.19

UPC: 9780486424491

Pages: 448