Jane Eyre

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Polly Teale
Nick Hern Books, 1998 - Drama - 85 pages
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Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre none the less emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. How she takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage are elements in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian society. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition Michael Mason discusses the literary critical history of Jane Eyre and provides fresh insights into Charlotte Bronte's great novel.

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About the author (1998)

Polly Teale has directed acclaimed productions at the Gate Theatre and Donmar Warehouse in London. She has also worked at Nottingham Playhouse, Theatr Clwyd and the Oxford Stage Company. Her adaptation of Jane Eyre is also published by Nick Hern Books and available from TCG.

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