This study is one of a specially developed series of critical essays on the major works of literature for use by students in universities, colleges and schools. This volume in the series provides close textual analysis of Charlotte Bronte's classic novel.
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Charlotte Bronte, born in 1816, was the sister of Anne and Emily. All wrote famous novels; none lived beyond the age of forty. The sisters were educated at home, and began to write elaborate stories about imaginary kingdoms. Jane Eyre was published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell. Two other novels, Shirley and Villette were published in Charlotte's lifetime, and although all three achieved success at the time, she was regarded by some to have written too 'emotionally' and 'grossly' for a clergyman's daughter. She died in 1854, shortly after her marriage to her father's curate.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140771689