February 12

Jane Eyre

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This story revolutionized fiction when it was written in 1847.  By revealing her heroine’s moral and psychological development, Charlotte Bronte brought an intimacy to her novel that was unprecedented.  Jane is an orphan, has a horrible childhood, is sent to a cruel boarding school, takes a job as a governess, experiences all manner of trouble and loss yet always retains her indomitable spirit.  This is a Cinderella story, but where Cinderella rescues the prince.

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