It has been 168 years since ‘Jane Eyre’ by Charlotte Bronte was first published on October 16th, 1847.
‘Jane Eyre’ remains a widely read beloved classic, transcending the socioeconomic transitions and the evolution of gender norms and politics in the Western world. It has undergone several incarnations and adaptions — in print, on stage, and on screen — and has also inspired another classic novel, ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ by Jean Rhys.
Writer’s Digest even released their very own reader-and-writer-friendly version of the story, thanks to the endeavors of Kim Weiland, writing mentor and author at Helping Authors Become Writers, a blog and writing resource guide for aspiring authors. Below is the lovely design cover for ‘Jane Eyre: The Writer’s Digest Annotated Classic.’ You can order your very own copy by clicking on the image, which will direct you to the Amazon.com seller page.
If you’re not already familiar with it, the story of ‘Jane Eyre’ revolves around a young penniless woman (yup, Jane) who found love and acceptance despite the mistreatment and abuse she endured in her childhood as an orphan, the loss of her friends, and the years of loneliness she felt as she grew up. Jane chose to make her own path, working as a governess for the daughter of a wealthy landowner, during a time when women had such limited choices. Jane developed her own sense of morality and principles, and she clung to them when it mattered the most, during those moments when she had to choose between sharing a dubious life with the man she loved and doing the right (moral) thing despite the pangs of losing all hopes for happiness. Despite all of these struggles, Jane persevered, pressing onward to follow her heart while also maintaining those spiritual and moral principles which have always guided her.
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