Description : Bronte’s novel about a shy, quiet governess who becomes a tutor in a great house and falls in love with its lonely and mysterious master is one of the great classics of English literature. Unique in its attention to the thoughts and feelings of a female protagonist, Jane Eyre was ahead of its time as a proto-feminist text. When it was published in 1847, however, Bronte was attacked by critics for what they felt was anti-Christian sentiment in her unflinching critique of the oppressions of Victorian society.
Description : Charlotte Brontë’s romantic gothic novel, featuring one of literature’s most memorable heroines. With her 1847 novel, Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë created one of the most unforgettable heroines of all time. Jane Eyre is an orphan, penniless and plain, but full of courage and spirit. She has endured incredible hardship to secure her humble status as a governess in the household of her brooding employer, Mr. Rochester. Jane’s sharp wit and defiant nature meet with Rochester’s sardonic temperament. The two become enmeshed in a deep, intense bond. But Rochester has a terrible secret—a remnant from his past that could threaten any hope of happiness with his only love. An unconventional love story that broadened the scope of romantic fiction, Jane Eyre is ultimately the tale of one woman’s fight to claim her independence and self-respect in a society that has no place for her. With an Introduction by Erica Jong and an Afterword by Marcelle Clements
Description : A young woman looks back at her childhood in a harsh orphanage and describes her growing love for the man who employs her as governess
Description : In Charlotte Brontë's classic tale of romance, Jane Eyre is an orphan trying to make her way in the world. After enduring a difficult childhood and finishing boarding school, Jane takes a post at the mysterious Thornfield Hall. She finds a home there as well as love with the master, Mr. Rochester. But all is lost when the truth is discovered. Discover the love, betrayal, and redemption in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Brontë's Jane Eyre.
Description : Key features of this text: How to study the text Author and historical background General and detailed summaries Commentary on themes, structure, characters, language and style Glossaries Test questions and issues to consider Essay writing advice Cultural connections Literary terms Illustrations Colour design
Description : Introduction by Diane Johnson • Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world’s most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work “of great genius.” Widely regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë’s masterpiece introduced the world to a radical new type of heroine, one whose defiant virtue and moral courage departed sharply from the more acquiescent and malleable female characters of the day. Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one of the world’s most beloved novels.
Description : Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,2, University of Duisburg-Essen (Department of Anglophone Studies), course: 19th century novels, language: English, abstract: 1. Introduction 1.1 Preface Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre has often been described as a gothic novel, but the type of fantasy which is more obviously responsible for its plot structure and character development is the fairy tale."1 When I read Jane Eyre I just couldn't help myself but feeling that some aspects of the story seemed strangely familiar. A poor orphan girl that has to live with two unpleasant sisters and a wealthy but cruel aunt and suffers from domestic violence. This very beginning of Jane Eyre of course resembles the universally known fairy tale Cinderella and it seems that this is not the only reference to a fairy tale within Charlotte Bronte's novel. Traces of Beauty and the Beast can be found as well as other significant fairy tale elements. The purpose of this term paper is to reveal some of the fairy tale elements to be found in Jane Eyre and to discuss if the novel as a whole can be understood as some sort of modern fairy tale."
Description : Jane Eyre is one of the most well-loved and widely read works in the canon, popular at both the high school and university levels. The casebook provides a series of essays that are lucidly and passionately written, and carefully researched and argued while still being accessible to the general reading public. The anthology is structured in three sections. The first provides three overall interpretations of the novel that are excellent examples of the most common approach to Jane Eyre: a reading that explores the psychological development of the novel's eponymous heroine. The second section will introduce more novel approaches: a feminist reading of the novel, a depiction of the psyche in Jane Eyre, a depiction of Jane in light of mid-Victorian discussions of Evangelicism, an analysis of Jane in relation to contemporary debates about the governess, and an examination of the novel in relation to colonialist discourse. The last section of the anthology includes essays that provide accounts of the familial context out of which Jane Eyre arose, its critical reception, and its literary afterlife.
Description : Jane Eyre Is An Orphan Who Is Ill-Treated By Her Rich Aunt And Sent Off To A Badly-Managed Boarding School. Her Only Friends Are Helen Burns, A Fellow Student And Miss Temple,Her Teacher. Jane Completes Her Studies And Then Becomes A Teacher In The Same School. Tired Of Leading A Dreary Life, She Seeks Employment And Gets A Job As A Governess At Thornfield. She Meets Her Mysterious Employer And Finds Herself Falling In Love With Him. The House Seems To Have A Dark Past And There Are Mysterious Goings On. All This Is Revealed To Jane On Her Fateful Wedding Day. She Is Forced To Leave Thornfield And Is Taken Care Of By A Family. She Is Finally Able To Return To Mr Rochester. This Story Of A Young Girl S Coming Of Age Has Been Suitably Adapted For Young Readers, While Keeping The Tenor Of The Original Intact.