White's Books, Hardcover, 9780955881800, 439pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
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Many novels have traced "the history of a young woman's heart," but never better than the original. The favorite book of many readers and still one of the bestselling classic novels of all time, "Jane Eyre" continues to enthrall readers young and old. Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816 and died in 1855. Her most famous book was published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, to hide Charlotte Bronte's gender in an era when female authors were taken less seriously. This text follows the 1848 edition, which incorporated the final changes approved by Charlotte Bronte and includes reviews written at the time of "Jane Eyre"'s sensational first publication. The stunning cover design is a paper cut illustration by artist Petra Borner, whose clients include "Elle," "Harper's Bazaar," Louis Vuitton, Penguin, Random House, the "Guardian," and the "Independent.
About the Author
The eldest of the three Bront? sisters, Charlotte is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, which was published under the pseudonym Currer Bell. Bront? s works were revolutionary for their time, reflecting a truthfulness about love and relationships that was not common in Victorian-era England. While Jane Eyre was, and continues to be, her most popular work, Charlotte Bront? published numerous works during her short life, including juvenilia, poetry, and the novels Shirley and Villette. Charlotte Bront? died in 1855, outliving both of her sisters, Anne and Emily. Collectively, the Bront? sisters novels are considered literary standards that continue to influence modern writers.