Jane Eyre (Illustrated)

Top Five Books LLC
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This Top Five Classics illustrated edition of Jane Eyre includes:

• 26 color and black-and-white illustrations by Edmund Dulac and M.V. Wheelhouse
• Translations of passages in French and German (in linked footnotes at the ends of chapters)
• Complete text of the original novel, carefully proofread and formatted for ereaders
• Informative introduction and detailed author bio

In the fall of 1847, three debut novels from Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell (Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë)—Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Agnes Grey—took the reading public by storm. The first of these was Jane Eyre, which met with instant critical and popular acclaim and would eventually help make the name Brontë synonymous with gothic romance and classic English literature.

The story of the strong-willed, intelligent, young Jane Eyre, escaping a horrid childhood and entering into an intense, but problematic romance with the gruff and enigmatic Mr. Rochester, has shocked and captivated readers for more than 160 years. It’s one of the most widely read and studied novels in the English language and is one you will never forget.
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This carefully crafted ebook: “Jane Eyre + Wuthering Heights (2 Unabridged Classics)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane's childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Ever since its publication in 1847, Jane Eyre has enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving and unforgettable portrayal of a woman's quest for self-respect. Born into a poor family and raised by an oppressive aunt, young Jane Eyre becomes the governess at Thornfield Manor to escape the confines of her life. There her fiery independence clashes with the brooding and mysterious nature of her employer, Mr. Rochester. But what begins as outright loathing slowly evolves into a passionate romance. When a terrible secret from Rochester's past threatens to tear the two apart, Jane must make an impossible choice: Should she follow her heart or walk away and lose her love forever? Considered by many to be Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece, Jane Eyre chronicles the passionate love between the independent and strong-willed orphan Jane Eyre and the dark, impassioned Mr. Rochester. Having endured a lonely and cruel childhood, orphan Jane Eyre, who is reared in the home of her heartless aunt prior to attending a boarding school with an equally torturous regime, is strengthened by these experiences. The natural independence and unbroken spirit she emerges with allows her to thrive as a governess at Thornfield Hall. It is only after she falls in love with her employer and discovers his explosive secret that she is forced to return to the poverty and isolation of her past. Wuthering Heights is the only published novel by Emily Brontë, written between October 1845 and June 1846 and published in July of the following year. It was not printed until December 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell, after the success of her sister Charlotte Brontë's novel Jane Eyre. A posthumous second edition was edited by Charlotte in 1850. It is one of the world's greatest tales of unrequited love, captivating readers with its intense passion and drama. A classic novel of consuming passions, played out against the lonely moors of northern England, recounts the turbulent and tempestuous love story. The title of the novel comes from the Yorkshire manor on the moors of the story. The narrative centres on the all-encompassing, passionate, but ultimately doomed love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, and how this unresolved passion eventually destroys them and the people around them.
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Publisher
Top Five Books LLC
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Published on
Oct 26, 2013
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Pages
528
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ISBN
9781938938122
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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