This is an accessible guide to Jane Eyre that explores its literary and historical contexts and discusses its critical reception. Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" is one of the most famous literary works of the nineteenth century and has inspired generations of students. This concise but comprehensive guide to the text introduces its contexts, language, reception and adaptation from its first publication to the present. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading. This introduction to the text is the ideal companion to study, offering guidance on: Literary and historical context; Language, style and form; Reading the text; Critical reception and publishing history; Adaptation and interpretation; and, Further reading. "Continuum Reader's Guides" are clear, concise and accessible introductions to key texts in literature and philosophy. Each book explores the themes, context, criticism and influence of key works, providing a practical introduction to close reading, guiding students towards a thorough understanding of the text. They provide an essential, up-to-date resource, ideal for undergraduate students.
1. Contexts; 2. Language, Style and Form; 3. Reading Jane Eyre; 4. Critical Reception and Publishing History; 5. Adaptation, interpretation and influence; 6. Guide to Further Reading; Index.
Series: Continuum Reader's Guides (Paperback)
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 21st October 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.72
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated