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Jane Eyre - a book by Brontë, Charlotte

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre( )
Author: Brontë, Charlotte
ISBN:978-0-615-87349-7
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Loki's Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $12.99
Book Description:

From writer Charlotte Brontë comes Jane Eyre her classic autobiography published in 1847. Following Jane Eyre as she grows into an adult. Filled with social criticism Jane Eyre explores classism, sexuality, religion and feminism. Orphaned as a child she works hard throughout her life, she provides an important insight into the day and age that she lived through.

Book Details
Pages:370
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.84 Inches
Book Weight:1.39 Pounds
Author Biography
Brontë, Charlotte (Author)
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 died of consumption because of the malnutrition and harsh treatment they suffered at the school. Charlotte and Emily Bronte returned home after the tragedy.

The Bronte sisters fueled each other's creativity throughout their lives. As young children, they wrote long stories together about a complex imaginary kingdom they created from a set of wooden soldiers. In 1846, Charlotte Bronte, with her sisters Emily and Anne published a thin volume titled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In the same year, Charlotte Bronte attempted to publish her novel, The Professor, but was rejected. One year later, she published Jane Eyre, which was instantly well received.

Charlotte Bronte's life was touched by tragedy many times. Despite several proposals of marriage, she did not accept an offer until 1854 when she married the Reverend A. B. Nicholls. One year later, at the age of 39, she died of pneumonia while she was pregnant. Her previously rejected novel, The Professor, was published posthumously in 1857.

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