Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Oxford University Press - Oxford Bookworms Library

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Jane Eyre is alone in the world. Disliked by her aunt's family, she is sent away to school. Here she learns that a young girl, with neither money nor family to support her, can expect little from the world. She survives, but she wants more from life than simply to survive: she wants respect, and love. When she goes to work for Mr Rochester, she hopes she has found both at once. But the sound of strange laughter, late at night, behind a locked door, warns her that her troubles are only beginning.



Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte (21 April 1816) was an English novelist and was the eldest of Bronte sisters.
Her first novel was The Professor, which publishers refused it at first, but it was published after her death in 1857. Her second novel, Jane Eyre, was published in 1847 under the pen name of Currer Bell.
In 1824, she attended Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in which her and her sisters’ (Elizabeth and Maria) physical health was permanently affected due to the school’s poor conditions. In this stage she started to write poems, most of which were published homemade magazine, Branwell’s Blackwood’s Magazine.
She married Arthur Bell Nicholls in 1854 and became pregnant shortly after but she became very ill and weak and died with her unborn child on 31 March 1855.
As for her published works, her novels are The professor, Jane Eyre, Shirley and Villette and her poems were published in Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell and Selected Poems of the Brontës published by Everyman Poetry.

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