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The One in which Jive Bunny Makes an Appearance

This copy of Jane Eyre has, like many family copies of the novel one imagines, been shared between generations, so that the novel’s history becomes a small part of a family’s history. 619 more words

Charlotte Bronte

Flash-forward and Flash-back

This hardbacked 1969 Oxford University Press copy of Jane Eyre presumably once had a dust-jacket, but now sits on the shelves of Birkbeck Library naked in its navy-blue cloth cover. 475 more words

Charlotte Bronte

To Buy Bliss

“I can live alone, if self-respect, and circumstances require me so to do. I need not sell my soul to buy bliss. I have an inward treasure born with me, which can keep me alive if all extraneous delights should be withheld, or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.” Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


Romance and arguments

This 1949 Heather edition of Jane Eyre published by Allan Wingate, London and found on the shelves of Senate House Library was littered with notes, underlining and annotations. 634 more words

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Illustrations for the Age

Monro Scott Orr’s sixteen detailed and full-page colour plates adorn a beautifully presented 1921 edition (from the British Library), published by George G. Harrap & Company Ltd., a company that specialized in English classics, and became well-known for the high standard of its illustrated books. 686 more words

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The Brontës' Tales of Glass Town, Angria & Gondal:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars | Read: 16 April – 23 April, 2018

‘It is no easy thing to dismiss from my imagination the images which have filled it so long. 786 more words

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