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Jane Eyre
By Charlotte Brontë 9 May, 2019
In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte opened a new road for the English novel by making the heroine plain and penniless and by striking off the shackles of literary and moral convention relating to women's capacity for passionate experience. Though the book ...Read more
In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte opened a new road for the English novel by making the heroine plain and penniless and by striking off the shackles of literary and moral convention relating to women's capacity for passionate experience. Though the book shocked some early readers, its union of the dramatic and commonplace, its deeply felt indignation, and its forceful presentation of reality tempered by imagination quickly established it among the masterpieces of fiction. As a social document, it is outstanding among the purposive novels of the 1840s as sustained achievement in the art of storytelling it is timeless. Less
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  • Public Domain Books
  • 2008-04-01
  • English
  • 9781406790443
Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels became classics of English li...
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