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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855.
New York : Doubleday, ©1997
|Named Person:||Jane Eyre, (Fictitious character); Jane Eyre, (Fictitious character)|
|Material Type:||Fiction, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charlotte Brontë; New York Public Library.
|Notes:||Illustrated with handwritten letters, diaries, manuscripts, and original art from the collections of the New York Public Library.|
|Description:||xxxi, 542 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.|
|Series Title:||New York Public Library collector's edition.|
Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte's most enduring masterpiece, the unforgettable tale of an orphan girl's ardent search for a wider and richer life. Originally published in 1847, it was an immediate popular success, but it also caused a storm of controversy. Bronte's firm insistence on the equality of the sexes and her prescient creation of one of literature's most independent heroines shocked many of her contemporaries. This surprisingly modern sensibility, combined with Bronte's magical use of language and her incandescent storytelling, makes the novel particularly rewarding and accessible today. Set in England's lonely moors and peopled with such memorable characters as the brooding Mr. Rochester, passionate yet melancholy, and the keeper of a terrible secret; the hypocritical Mr. Brocklehurst, a dour "black marble clergyman"; Helen Burns, Jane's beloved but doomed young friend; Bertha, the famous madwoman in the attic; and of course, its incomparable heroine, Jane Eyre has rightfully taken its place among our greatest literary works.
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- Eyre, Jane -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
- Governesses -- Fiction.
- Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
- Mentally ill women -- Fiction.
- Charity-schools -- Fiction.
- Married people -- Fiction.
- Country homes -- Fiction.
- Young women -- Fiction.
- Orphans -- Fiction.
- England -- Fiction.
- Eyre, Jane -- (Fictitious character)
- Country homes.
- Fathers and daughters.
- Married people.
- Mentally ill women.
- Young women.