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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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From Penguin’s designer hardcover classics series. This series reprints books to cherish, collect, and pass on with striking new editions of literature's most beloved books. Designed by graphic design artist Coralie Bickford-Smith, all of the books feature gorgeous patterns stamped on linen cases, colored endpapers, and ribbon markers. These rich and sumptuous volumes will likely be one of the most coveted sets of books ever produced. Bickford-Smith uses conforming grid patterns for the cover designs, imposing a recognizable style that works across the entire series of books. The patterns on the grids convey something of the character of the individual titles. These patterns are signifiers for the book’s character and meaning, bringing contextual complexity to the design. Each title’s design was worked on extensively using the book’s text, mood boards, picture research, and literal patterns to take a slightly new angle on a familiar work. Examples of this can be seen with the peacock feather design on Dorian Gray, which plays on the book’s themes of vanity and the superficial; whereas the leaf motif on Jane Eyre refers directly to the lightning-blasted chestnut tree, a concrete element in the text that serves as a potent symbol of the book’s central relationship.
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Brontë's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked as governesses sparked great controversy and social debate. Jane Eyre, Brontë's best-known novel, remains an extraordinary coming-of-age narrative, and one of the great classics of literature.
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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A young woman looks back at her childhood in a harsh orphanage and describes her growing love for the man who employs her as governess.
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In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
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Tales of Angria

By Charlotte Bronte

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Presents a collection of novelettes about the imaginary kingdom of Angria in which gossipy Charles Townshend offers a portrait of the aristocratic beau monde.
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The Professor

By Charlotte Bronte

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(Penguin Classics). Subtle portrayal of a self-made man and his relationships in an individualistic society that worships property and propriety. 316p. Pap.
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The Secret

By Charlotte Bronte

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A rollicking adventure from the Brontës' imagined kingdom of Verdopolis, The Secret is a novel of intrigue, duplicity, and all-conquering love. Arthur, the Marquis of Douro, his beautiful wife, Marion, and their infant son lead a happy and carefree existence in the city of Verdopolis?until a chance encounter brings the youthful Marchioness' childhood governess back into their lives. The meeting proves to be the catalyst for an increasingly tortuous series of events involving blackmail, imposture, and shocking revelations regarding the birth of the young Marchioness. Will the Marquis ever forgive his wife her secret? English novelist Charlotte Brontë is best remembered for her perennially popular novel, Jane Eyre.
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Villette

By Charlotte Bronte

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(The Everyman's Library, No. 68).
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Villette

By Charlotte Bronte

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Fleeing a tragic past, Lucy Snowe leaves her home in England to pursue a career as a teacher at a girls' boarding school on the Continent, in this classic romantic novel that captures the narrator's ability to transform her mundane daily existence into the extraordinary. Reprint.
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Villette

By Charlotte Bronte

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Fleeing a tragic past, Lucy Snowe leaves her home in England to pursue a career as a teacher at a girls' boarding school on the Continent, in this classic romantic novel that captures the narrator's ability to transform her mundane daily existence into the extraordinary. Reprint.
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Villette

By Charlotte Bronte

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Charlotte Brontë's contemporary George Eliot wrote of Villette, "There is something almost preternatural in its power." The deceptive stillness and security of a girlsâ?? school provide the setting for this 1853 novel, Brontëâ??s last. Modelled on Brontëâ??s own experiences as a student and teacher in Brussels, Villette is the sombre but engrossing story of Lucy Snowe, an unmarried Englishwoman making her way in a culture deeply foreign to her. The heroineâ??s relationships with the fiery professor M. Paul, the cool Englishman Dr. John, and the schoolâ??s powerful headmistress, Madame Beck, are described in her compelling and enigmatic first-person narration.This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction by Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky. The many contextual documents include contemporary writings on surveillance and espionage, anti-Catholicism, and working women, as well as letters describing Brontëâ??s own time in Brussels.
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