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  • THE SECRET HISTORY OF JANE EYRE

    Why did Charlotte Bronte go to such great lengths on the publication of her acclaimed, best-selling novel, Jane Eyre, to conceal its authorship from her family, close friends, and the press? In The Secret History of Jane Eyre, John Pfordresher tells the enthralling story of Bronte’s compulsion to write her masterpiece and why she then turned around and vehemently disavowed it.

    Few people know how quickly Bronte composed Jane Eyre. Nor do many know that she wrote it during a devastating and anxious period in her life. Thwarted in her passionate, secret, and forbidden love for a married man, she found herself living in a home suddenly imperiled by the fact that her father, a minister, the sole support of the family, was on the brink of blindness. After his hasty operation, as she nursed him in an isolated apartment kept dark to help him heal his eyes, Bronte began writing Jane Eyre, an invigorating romance that, despite her own fears and sorrows, gives voice to a powerfully rebellious and ultimately optimistic woman’s spirit

    ISBN: 9780393248876
    AUTHOR: JOHN PFORDRESHER
    ISBN: 9780393248876
    Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
    Subtitle: HOW CHARLOTTE BRONTE WROTE HER MASTERPIECE
    Author: JOHN PFORDRESHER

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