Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

By Charlotte Brontë

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Charlotte Brontë’s such a lot cherished novel describes the passionate love among the brave orphan Jane Eyre and the bright, brooding, and domineering Rochester.

The loneliness and cruelty of Jane’s early life strengthens her average independence and spirit, which turn out worthwhile while she takes a place as a governess at Thornfield corridor. yet after she falls in love along with her sardonic enterprise, her discovery of his bad mystery forces her to make a heart-wrenching selection. Ever due to the fact that its e-book in 1847, Jane Eyre has enthralled all types of reader, from the main serious and cultivated to the youngest and so much unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of many nice triumphs of storytelling and as a relocating and unforgettable portrayal of a woman's quest for self-respect.

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Here and there), throughout plural Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood part rupee Royal Academy shilling, as in 5/6, five shillings and sixpence (Lat. sicut) it is so (identifies unusual spelling or grammar as original) Scene Scottish dialect section, sections Spanish sister stanza, stanzas (Lat. ) (Lat. vide) see, see entry (Lat. videlicet) namely volume, volumes (Lat. versus) against 1 Introduction Victorian Representations and Misrepresentations The six decades of Victoria’s reign (1837–1901) – and the longer nineteenth century ­(1789–1914) – witnessed tremendous changes for Britain: from rural village roads ­meandering around large estates to dynamic and sprawling cities; from a coach-and-four to complex, interlocking railway systems; from sail to steam; from penny post to world telegraph (see Plate 2, “Scientific Progress”).

While offering some guidance in such cases, we have generally restricted our interpretation to giving, for instance, some comment on structure, in the case of some longer poems (such as Tennyson’s In Memoriam and Hopkins’s “The Wreck of the Deutschland”), or explanations of some of the scientific or religious ideas alluded to, as, for instance, in the writings of Darwin, that might be unfamiliar to current readers. We have tried to avoid annotating words that occur in the Concise Oxford Dictionary, but occasionally have done so where a word is archaic or obsolete, or if it has a specific contextual or nineteenth-century meaning.

E. 935 I [January 22nd, 1901] 935 II [February 2nd, 1901] 935 To a Little Child in Death 935 At the Convent Gate 936 Song [“Oh! Sorrow”] 937 937 Requiescat938 The Farmer’s Bride 939 Appendix 1: Money and Banking503 Appendix 2: Nineteenth-Century British Timelines504 Further Reading505 Index of Authors and Titles514 Index of Authors and Titles 941 xli Contents Not for that City Plates and Illustrations Colour Plates (Between pages 500 and 501) Plate 1 J. M. W. Turner, The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834 (1835)1834 (1835) Plate 2 “Scientific Progress” (1897) Plate 3 Sir Luke Fildes, Applicants for Admission to a Casual Ward (1874) Plate 4 Sir Edwin Landseer, Windsor Castle in Modern Times (1841–43) Plate 5 Ford Madox Brown, Work (1852–65) Plate 6 Alfred Morrow, Poster for The New Woman by Sydney Grundy at The Comedy Theatre (1894) Plate 7 Richard Redgrave, The Governess (1844) Plate 8 Robert Braithwaite Martineau, Kit’s Writing Lesson (1852) Plate 9 Alfred Concanen, Modern Advertising: A Railway Station in 1874 (1874) Plate 10 William Holman Hunt, The Awakening Conscience (1853–54) Plate 11 William Holman Hunt, The Light of the World (1851–53) Plate 12 John Everett Millais, Christ in the House of His Parents (1850) Plate 13 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Girlhood of Mary Virgin (1849) Plate 14 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Blessed Damozel (1871–78) Plate 15 Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Found (1854–81) Plate 16 William Morris, La Belle Iseult (1858) Plate 17 William Simpson, One of the Wards of the Hospital at Scutari (1856) Plate 18 Axel Haig, The Great Indian Peninsular Railway Terminus: Victoria Station, Bombay (1878) Plate 19 J.

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