Jane Eyre (100 Copy Limited Edition)

Jane Eyre (100 Copy Limited Edition)

by Charlotte Brontë

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Overview

Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous heroine, 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 – Jane Eyre revolutionised the art of fiction.

Charlotte Brontë has been called the ‘first historian of the private consciousness’ and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel’s exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.



This cloth-bound book includes a Victorian inspired dust-jacket, and is limited to 100 copies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772265651
Publisher: Engage Books
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 872,727
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

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 literature.

She enlisted in school at Roe Head in January 1831, aged 14 years. She left the year after to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess. In 1839, she undertook the role as governess for the Sidgwick family, but left after a few months to return to Haworth where the sisters opened a school, but failed to attract pupils. Instead they turned to writing and they each first published in 1846 under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. Her first novel, The Professor was rejected by publishers, her second novel Jane Eyre was published in 1847. The sisters admitted to their Bell pseudonyms in 1848, and by the following year were celebrated in London literary circles.

Brontë experienced the early deaths of all her siblings. She became pregnant shortly after her marriage in June 1854 but died on 31 March 1855 of tuberculosis or possibly typhus.

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Jane Eyre 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Alexandra macias More than 1 year ago
I am only 2 pages in and already there are exactly 7 typos. I'm not even going to bother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The plot is timeless, and the characters are captivating. Trully revolutionay for the time period it was written in- cleverly feminist in nature without being pushy. Easy to read,ecspecially with errotic, musing characters like Edward Rochester (sigh, swoon)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down.
keristars on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The new Norton Critical Edition of _Jane Eyre_ is absolutely fantastic. The addition of contextual information just blew me away when I saw it. I have an old Tor copy of the novel that, while quite good, just doesn't compare to this. Among the contexts are letters from Charlotte during her time as a governess, records from her stay at school (much like Jane's!), and excerpts/descriptions of Bewick's Birds, which plays such an important part in the novel. What a wonderful copy of the book to have!The story of Jane Eyre itself is quite good, I should add. It is, of course, a common assignment in school, but no wonder when it has so much weight in the 19th Century English-language canon, and so much impact on modern romance novels.Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorite novels, and I always find something new and intriguing in it. It is well-crafted and leaves nothing of importance out. (Not that one can say the same of the many movie adaptations...)
StephJoan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
So romantic I remember my heart beating whenever Mr. Rochester would show up.
syntheticvox on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An utterly touching novel that presents the emotionally deep and ideologically stalwart Jane Eyre to the reader over the course of years. This particular edition, with its introductory and supplemental material, is exceptional.
soniaandree on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Used for the Open University course AA316 'The 19th C novel'. This 'bibliography' is as appealing now as it was then - Jane's youthful rebellion, her courage, the constant struggle against opposing forces and the final, peaceful, outcome, have all made the novel's success. Many themes can become apparent to the discerning reader: postcolonial, marxist, gender-related... The novel has many layers of understanding, as the more we read it, the more we perceive some important background information, because many mysteries get solved in the book: Jane Eyre's origin, the 'madwoman in the attic' s role in Rochester's life, or Jane's family link to the Rivers, for example. As ever, this is a classic novel that should *already* be in your library. If not, then do get a copy! :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books of all time!
drruth on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
With the exception of the religious self-punishment section, which seems more dated than the rest, the novel holds up well and the concerns about women's place in society remain relevant today. And of course the romance story is essential and powerful and effective, just as it always was.
bromeliad_water on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't emphasize this enough: Just jump in and give this book a try, even if it's only so that you might see who Jane Eyre actually is. I've read the book a number of times, and yet can never quite get my head around her! Homely and orphaned, but fiercely smart and fiercely independent, Jane is forever striving to better her situation and her self while maintaining her own self-respect according to her uncompromising morals. Jane is one of a kind -- a woman of great constitution in literature, who moves with stunning competence and level-headedness through the world, despite her losses and the oppressive rules of a society that does not favor her class or sex. Charlotte Brontë has REALLY created someone special here -- not to mention the gripping, tragic romance that makes the novel such a compelling read to begin with!
whitewavedarling on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre is one of my favorites, and the criticism here is enlightening and worth reading for the most part. As a critical edition, this one succeeds and draws you in even after the story at particular points.
Book_and_recipe_Examiner More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre is an orphaned governess who develops romantic feelings for her employer, Mr. Rochester, a man ensconced in tragedy. Sent away to an orphanage as a child by her cruel aunt, Jane's attachments in life have been few. At Lowood, she gains a friend whose perspectives enable Jane to reign in her anger and find beauty in the darkest situations. At nineteen, Jane contentedly finds her place at Thornfield Hall, amidst the friendship of the housekeeper and her little charge, Adele. The peace is disturbed, however, when Edward Rochester, the wealthy, woeful owner of the mansion returns. For Rochester, Jane’s kindness and naivety are a catharsis for his troubled mind, and her imagination a refreshment. Jane finally has a “full life,” until a piece of Rochester’s past shatters her dreams. Jane Eyre is one of the most tragically brilliant pieces of Gothic fiction ever written, at times satisfying everything and nothing in a whirlwind of passion and drama that will appeal to readers for all time. For a themed recipe of Orange Almond Cardamom Cupcakes with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting, as well as similar book recommendations and discussion questions, visit: http://hubpages.com/literature/Jane-Eyre-by-Charlotte-Bronte
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this in English when I was 10 years old. Now, 40 years later, I am reading it in French and am loving it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
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