Related Links on Jane Eyre
E-text of Jane Eyre - This website has the full e-text of Jane Eyre with paragraph numbering.
Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre - This website provides an interesting discussion of Brontë's background in the context of the novel and also incorporates some primary sources responding to the first publication of the text. The site also has information about other literary theories and terms that are significant in terms of Jane Eyre, such as "the Other" and "the Angel in the House."
Charlotte Brontë: An Overview - This website provides a thorough historical and literary background for the text, as well as exploring pertinent elements of Charlotte Brontë's life. The site also includes numerous links to essays written about Jane Eyre, with topics ranging from the role played by governesses in Victorian society to the question of female sensuality in the novel. To take advantage of the other aspects of this website, see "The Victorian Web," below.
Historical and Literary Background of the Gothic - This website is maintained by W.W. Norton and Company and has a vast amount of information about the Gothic tradition, both historically and in a literary context. In addition to a general overview of the Gothic, the site includes links to other helpful resources, descriptions of noteworthy Gothic texts, and examples of classic Gothic illustrations.
The Brontë Parsonage Museum & Brontë Society - Based in Haworth, Yorkshire, this website has information about the lives and works of the Brontë family, including a specific section devoted to the novels of the three Brontë sisters.
The Victorian Web: Literature, History, and Culture in the Age of Victoria - This website has a multitude of articles about Victorian society during Charlotte Bronte's time period. In addition to providing historical context for the Bronte family and Charlotte's authorship of Jane Eyre, the site also includes fascinating historical insight into the culture that informs Jane's behavior in the novel.
"The Life of Charlotte Brontë" by Elizabeth Gaskell (1857) - This website has the full e-text of Elizabeth Gaskell's biography of Charlotte Brontë from 1857. Although biographies from the present day might be easier to read, this text is particularly interesting because of the Victorian overtones that it expresses.
Jane Eyre Essays and Related Content
- Jane Eyre: Major Themes
- Jane Eyre: Essays
- Jane Eyre: E-Text
- Jane Eyre: Questions
- Jane Eyre: Purchase the Novel and Related Material
- Charlotte Bronte: Biography
- Jane Eyre Summary
- About Jane Eyre
- Character List
- Glossary of Terms
- Major Themes
- Quotes and Analysis
- Summary and Analysis of Volume I, Chapters 1-5
- Summary and Analysis of Volume I, Chapters 6-10
- Summary and Analysis of Volume I, Chapters 11-15
- Summary and Analysis of Volume II, Chapters 1-5
- Summary and Analysis of Volume II, Chapters 6-11
- Summary and Analysis of Volume III, Chapters 1-6
- Summary and Analysis of Volume III, Chapters 7-12
- The Madwoman in the Attic: Angel or Monster?
- Related Links on Jane Eyre
- Suggested Essay Questions
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 1
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 2
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 3
- Test Yourself! - Quiz 4
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