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Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

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Barker, Juliet R. V. The Brontës. New York: St. Martin’s Press, reprint edition 1996.

Berg, Maggie. Jane Eyre: Portrait of a Life. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1987.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre: Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987.

Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre: An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Criticism. Richard J. Dunn, ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2nd edition 1987.

Eagleton, Terry. “The Structure of Charlotte Brontë’s Fiction.” In Myths of Power: A Marxist Study of the Brontës. London: Palgrave Macmillan, revised edition 2005.

Fraser, Rebecca. The Brontës: Charlotte Brontë and Her Family. New York: Crown Publishers, 1988.

Gates, Barbara Timm, ed. Critical Essays on Charlotte Brontë. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1990.

Gilbert, Sandra M. and Susan Gubar, eds. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, reprint edition 2000.

Gregor, Ian, ed. The Brontës. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1970.

Rhys, Jean. Wide Sargasso Sea. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1999.

Vicinus, Martha, ed. Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1973.

Winnifrith, Tom. The Brontës and Their Background: Romance and Reality. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Macmillan, 1988.

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Hard Timing Following? Try this!

by Heaven_Smee, April 16, 2013

When reading this imagine that you are Jane Erye. Try and relate yourself to the situation that the character is going through. That way you can follow the mindset of the book.

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amazing

by anna5000, November 21, 2014

amazing
jane eyre is brill

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WOMEN

by char_ellzabeth, March 23, 2015

In Jane Eyre it is certain that the number of women over rides the number of men; however, in the novel you will notice that mothers are limited. There are adoptive motherly figures, for example Miss Temple and Mrs Fairfax, but the only true mother that we see (alive) is Mrs Reed, and quite simply - she is not a good mother! On the next read, look at how little mothers appear - and think/link this back to Brontë's life and her motherly influences.

Hope this gives you an extra point to look at and write on! x

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