Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre Cover

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte; Diane Johnson (Introduction by)

Modern Library, Paperback, 9780679783329, 752pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2000

Description
Introduction by Diane Johnson
Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope
Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Bronte'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, Bronte'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.
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide.


About the Author
Diane Johnson is the author of many books, including the bestselling novel "Le Divorce, "which was a 1997 National Book Award finalist, and "Le Mariage."


Praise For Jane Eyre

"At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë."
--Virginia Woolf

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