Review of Jane Eyre from the Era

Description

This warm, positive Era review of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre reminds us of how startlingly different the novel was in contrast with others from the same period. The reviewer comments that, 'The story is [...] unlike all that we have read'. As in other contemporary reviews, the reviewer here insists that the author cannot possibly be a woman, revealing the entrenched, limiting attitudes towards women in the 19th century. Brontë is praised, however, as having 'the gift of being able to write as he thinks and feels'.

Full title:
Review of Jane Eyre from the Era
Published:
14 November 1847, London
Format:
Newspaper / Ephemera
Creator:
The Era
Copyright:
© Sourced from the British Newspaper Archive
Held by:
British Library
Shelfmark:
1838-1939 LON LD73 NPL

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