"Jane Eyre is an 1847 novel by Charlotte Bronte, published by Smith, Elder & Company, London. It is one of the most famous of British novels. Charlotte Bronte first published the book as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography under the pseudonym Currer Bell. The novel was an immediate critical and popular success. Especially effusive in his praises was William Makepeace Thackeray, to whom Charlotte Bronte dedicated the novel's second edition, which was illustrated by F. H. Townsend." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
About the Author
"Charlotte Bronte (April 21, 1816 - March 31, 1855) was a British novelist, the eldest of the three famous Bronte sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature. Charlotte Bronte is best known for Jane Eyre, one of the most famous of British novels.
Charlotte Bronte was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Bronte (formerly "Patrick Brunty"), an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell. In April 1820 the family moved a few miles to Haworth, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate. Maria Branwell Bronte died of cancer on 15 September 1821, leaving five daughters and a son to the care of her sister Elizabeth Branwell. In August 1824, Charlotte was sent with three of her sisters; Emily, Maria and Elizabeth, to the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire (which she would describe as Lowood School in Jane Eyre). Its poor conditions, Charlotte maintained, permanently affected her health and physical development and hastened the deaths of her two elder sisters, Maria (born 1814) and Elizabeth (born 1815), who died of tuberculosis in 1825 soon after they were removed from the school." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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