By: Charlotte Brontë
Script Adaptation: Amy Corzine
Artwork: John M. Burns
Lettering: Terry Wiley
Exclusive US library/school hardback edition.
This book includes an illustrated character list (Dramatis Personae), 125 pages of story artwork (by the legendary UK comic book artist, John M. Burns), and fascinating support material detailing the life of Charlotte Brontë – all beautifully presented in color.
The original novel was written in 1847 and was first published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography under the pseudonym Currer Bell. The story was an instant success and in 1848 Charlotte Brontë revealed herself as the author. The novel was both critically acclaimed, and immensely popular, dealing as it does with concepts of class discrimination, morality, equality for women (unheard of in Victorian Britain) and freedom of choice.
Jane Eyre is a plain, determined and intelligent child. Orphaned and poor, she is adopted by her Aunt and Uncle Reed. The death of Uncle Reed allows her unpleasant aunt and cousins to treat Jane cruelly. They send her away to a charity school, which grim place continues her harsh upbringing, but gives her the education that finally frees her. Once old enough, she becomes a teacher and takes the role of governess in a large manor house, Thornfield. It?s there that she meets and falls in love with Rochester, her employer – but Rochester is hiding a secret, which when revealed means that Jane has to choose between following her head or her heart.
To support the use of this title in the classroom, photocopiable teachers resources are available that offer lesson plans and activities from 6th grade and up: ISBN 978-1-906332-55-6.
An alternative text edition with simplified US dialogue is available in paperback enabling differentiation in the classroom.
See Related Products below for alternative formats and text options.
Library binding (Hardback)