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- DescriptionJane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a vel by English writer Charlotte Bronte. It was published on 16 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name Currer Bell. The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalisation of the action - the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility and all the events are coloured by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry - the vel revolutionised the art of fiction. Charlotte Bronte has been called the 'first historian of the private consciousness' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The vel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is netheless a vel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the vel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism. [Reception] According to a review of Jane Eyre in The Quarterly Review, it was found to be pre-eminently an anti-Christian composition. Although Bronte clearly intended for the book to be a protest against Victorian lifestyle, which caused a great unrest with the Quarterly Review, they found Jane Eyre to be more radical than its original intent: We do t hesitate to say that the tone of mind and thought which has overthrown authority and violated every code human and divine abroad, and fostered Chartism and rebellion at home, is the same which has also written Jane Eyre. Although Jane Eyre is w commonly accepted into the can of high-school English literature, its immediate reception was in stark contrast to its modern-day reception.
- Author BiographyCharlotte Bronte (21 April 1816 - 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.
- Author(s)Charlotte Bronte
- PublisherCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Date of Publication04/03/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCreatespace Independent Publishing Platform
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight866 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Illustrator(s)Monro S Orr,Emily Lam
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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