Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Charlotte Brontë's first published novel, Jane Eyre was immediately recognised as a work of genius when it appeared in 1847. Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. How she takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage are elements in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian society.
Release on 2009-12-29 | by Charlotte Bronte,Emily Bronte,Anne Bronte
Three Novels: Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights; and Agnes Grey (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Charlotte Bronte,Emily Bronte,Anne Bronte
The most cherished novels from England's talented sisters, all in one gorgeously packaged volume The Brontë family was a literary phenomenon unequalled before or since. Both Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have won lofty places in the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the first time ever, Penguin Classics unites these two enduring favorites with the lesser known but no less powerful work by their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's own experiences as a governess, Agnes Grey offers a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must-have volume for anyone fascinated by this singularly talented family. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Release on 2016-06-30 | by Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Anne Brontë
Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, the Tenant of Wildfell Hall, Villette
Author: Charlotte Brontë,Emily Brontë,Anne Brontë
Pubpsher: Penguin Classics
"Jane Eyre | Wuthering Heights | The Tenant of Wildfell Hall | Villette 2016, the bicentennial of Charlotte's birth, will be the big anniversary year for the BrontU sisters. To celebrate, we're publishing their four greatest works in this boxed set of lavish, clothbound editions, designed by Penguin's own award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. From the bleak moors of Wuthering Heightsto the Belgian capital of Villette, and the mysterious, gloomy country estates of Jane Eyreand The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, these four novels show the most famous siblings in literature at the peak of their powers."
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Antoinette Cosway is a Creole heiress - product of an inbred, decadent, expatriate community - a sensitive girl at once beguiled and repelled by the lush Jamaican landscape. Soon after her marriage to Rochester rumours of madness in the Cosway family poison Rochester's mind against her.
Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 14/20, University of Louvain, language: English, abstract: 'Jane Eyre' (1847), one of Charlotte Bronte's most famous novels, is a Victorian fictional autobiography that depicts the life of an independent young woman. At the time scores of critics were convinced that Jane Eyre's ambitions were improper for a young woman, moreover, it was regarded as a violent book about a passionate woman. On the other hand, bildungsromans about women were not widespread and it was a real success in the early nineteenth century. But how can we explain it? Whether people were only curious or not, Bronte found a good compromise between her own outlook on women and that of most other people. In this essay I will try to demonstrate that although frequent critical in it, Bronte adhered to the morality of her time. I will first describe the context of Jane Eyre and especially the status of women during the Victorian age to explain why the novel was considered unusual. Secondly I will point out some feminist elements in the book then I will try to outline Bronte's opinion about feminism and her real intentions in writing Jane Eyre."