Jane Eyre, Classics Illustrated

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9781894998338: Jane Eyre, Classics Illustrated

Follow the life path of an early orphaned Jane Eyre as she endures the harsh treatment of Mrs. Reed. At the age of 10, Jane is sent to a boarding school where she excels and eventually becomes a teacher. When one of her favourite teachers leaves the school, Jane herself ends up working as a governess for a Mr. Rochester. They fall in love and on their wedding day Mr. Rochester confesses he has a living wife who is a lunatic. After many twists and turns Jane returns to Mr. Rochester who is now blind and crippled. They fall in love again and get married. Beautifully adapted to comics by Alfed Sundel and H.J. Kihl with restorations by Bruce Downey.

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Charlotte was born in Thornton, Yorkshire in 1816, the third of six children, to Maria (ne Branwell) and her husband Patrick Bront (formerly surnamed Brunty or Prunty), an Irish Anglican clergyman. In 1820, the family moved a few miles to Haworth, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate. Mrs. Bront died of cancer on 15 September 1821, leaving five daughters and a son to be taken care of by her aunt 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 June 1825. Soon after their father removed them from the school. At home in Haworth Parsonage a small rectory close to the graveyard of a bleak, windswept village on the Yorkshire moors Charlotte acted as the motherly friend and guardian of her younger sisters. She and the other surviving children Branwell, Emily, and Anne began chronicling the lives and struggles of the inhabitants of their imaginary kingdoms. Charlotte and Branwell wrote Byronic stories about their country Angria and Emily and Anne wrote articles and poems about theirs Gondal. The sagas were elaborate and convoluted (and still exist in partial manuscripts) and provided them with an obsessive interest during childhood and early adolescence, which prepared them for their literary vocations in adulthood.

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