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Jane Eyre (Norton Critical Editions) (edition 2000)

by Charlotte Brontë, Charlotte Bronte, Richard J. Dunn (Editor)

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Title:Jane Eyre (Norton Critical Editions)
Authors:Charlotte Brontë
Other authors:Charlotte Bronte, Richard J. Dunn (Editor)
Info:W.W. Norton & Co. (2000), Edition: Third Edition, Paperback, 512 pages
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Since there has been many previous reviews that stated the summary, I will no longer add to that list. Although, I will add that this fictional autobiography is definitely a well loved classic that should be read by everyone. This forever will be one of my favorites. ( )
  nu-bibliophile | Aug 28, 2011 |
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. ( )
  syntheticvox | Jun 20, 2011 |
So romantic I remember my heart beating whenever Mr. Rochester would show up. ( )
  StephJoan | Jan 27, 2009 |
A wonderful book ( )
  slkullberg | Jan 8, 2009 |
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...) ( )
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The text reprinted in this new edition is that of the 1848 third edition text--the last text corrected by the author.

"Contexts" includes eighteen new selections and two new subsections: "Charlotte and Jane’s Illustrated Book" which includes a letter from Brontë to her publisher W. S. Williams; "Vignettes from Bewick"; and "Charlotte Brontë and Bewick’s "British Birds’" and "Charlotte Brontë as Governess," which includes letters to Emily Brontë, Ellen Nussey, W. S. Williams, and "The Governess-Grinders." "Criticism" collects six major essays on Jane Eyre, four of them new to the Third Edition. Contributors include Adrienne Rich, Sandra M. Gilbert, Jerome Beaty, Lisa Sternlieb, Jeffrey Sconce, and Donna Marie Nudd. A new Chronology and updated Selected Bibliography are also included.

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In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess and soon finds herself in love with her employer who has a terrible secret. Charlotte Bronte's novel about the passionate love between Jane Eyre, a young girl alone in the world, and the rich, brilliant, domineering Rochester has enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic, ever since its publication in 1847. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving affirmation of the prerogatives of the heart in the face of disappointment and misfortune.… (more)

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