The Secret History of Jane Eyre

The Secret History of Jane Eyre

How Charlotte Brontë Wrote Her Masterpiece

Book - 2017
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The story behind Charlotte Brontë's beloved classic examines how and why she emphatically concealed her authorship from even her closest friends to hide difficult parallels in her own life, including an invalid father, a dissolute sibling, and her passion for a married man.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780393248876
Branch Call Number: 823.8 B7897P 2017
Characteristics: 254 pages ; 25 cm


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Why did Charlotte insist on hiding her authorship of JANE EYRE from everyone but her sisters? Pfordresher lays bare the painful parallels between Charlotte’s life and her novel.

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Aug 28, 2017

The book contains some inaccuracies that are rather obvious to someone informed about the life of Charlotte Bronte. However, if you are not at all familiar with any of her biographies and like "Jane Eyre," this is an interesting book to read that might hopefully encourage you to read more about this extraordinary writer.


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