If they haven’t read Charlotte Bronte’s classic gothic/romantic novel Jane Eyre, it’s high time they did. Not only does it tell the story of the struggles of an unloved orphan girl determined to become independent in a male dominated society as well as know love and passion despite her supposed homeliness.
It is fraught with mystery, subtextual sensuality and more than a few dark and shocking twists. Not only is it an early feminist novel, but its publication broke shattered the glass ceiling on women writers in European society. Charlotte published it under the pseudonym Currer Bell, because the manuscript would have been rejected if proffered by a woman.
The novel was an overwhelming sensation and the English speaking world was stunned to find it had been penned by a woman.
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Contributor: Martin Blanco