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Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is a beloved classic, celebrated today by readers of all ages and revered as a masterwork of literary prowess. But what of the famous writer herself? Charlotte, like her sisters Emily and Anne, was passionate about her work in a time when women authors were nearly unknown--and looked down upon. But since childhood she and her sisters composed stories, and through hardship (losing both mother and later on, their father) they worked as teachers and governesses while continuing to write.
"Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! I have as much soul as you, and full as much heart! -Jane Eyre
Charlotte sought to cast an empathetic lens on characters often ignored by popular literature of the time, questioning societal assumptions with a sharp intellect and changing forever the landscape of western literature. Here is the story of the literary family and their battle with poverty and conditions in the early 19th century in rural England. Two daughters were lost to childhood illnesses when placed in a foster home, and Charlotte herself fought to keep her other sisters from also being lost to neglect and misunderstanding of proper medical care.
They loved their rural setting and incorporated it into their stories, as well as teaching their students to love the wild landscape of England. Drawn in a slightly cartoony style, nevertheless, this nicely presents the early life of one of the most enduring writers in early English literature.
Originally published under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, Jane Eyre was born out of a magnificent, vivid imagination, a deep cultivation of skill, and immense personal hardship and tragedy.
With an introduction by cartoonist and writer Alison Bechdel. "The Bronte siblings had a feverish drive to create, but just as importantly, they had the discipline and determination necessary to perfect their craft. Fawkes shows us this, too--Charlotte concentrating, editing herself, lost in thought, writing in a frenzy...Like most of the luxuriantly immersive stories I have read, I didn't want this one to end. If you feel that way, too, when you're done, you're in luck. Just go find a copy of Jane Eyre, and jump in."
Praise for the Center for Cartoon Studies Presents series, winner of two Eisner awards:
"Brilliantly conceived and executed." -Booklist
"Simply spectacular." -Kirkus Reviews
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Item Code CHARBH Publisher Disney-Hyperion Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781368023290 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 112pg Color b&w
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