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date: 05 July 2020

Jane Eyre 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch, Katy HooperKaty Hooper

A novel by Charlotte *Brontë, published 1847. The heroine, a penniless orphan, has been left to the care of her aunt Mrs Reed. Harsh treatment rouses her defiant spirit, and a passionate outbreak leads to her consignment to Lowood School (based on Brontë’s own experience of the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge). There she spends some miserable years, eventually becoming a teacher. She later obtains a post as governess at Thornfield Hall to Adèle, the ward of Mr Rochester, a ... ...

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