Item description for Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte & Amanda Root...
HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. 'I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.' Bronte's infamous Gothic novel tells the story of orphan Jane, a child of unfortunate circumstances. Raised and treated badly by her aunt and cousins and eventually sent away to a cruel boarding school, it is not until Jane becomes a governess at Thornfield that she finds happiness. Meek, measured, but determined, Jane soon falls in love with her brooding and stormy master, Mr Rochester, but it is not long before strange and unnerving events occur in the house and Jane is forced to leave Thornfield to pursue her future.
Book Description Cambridge Literature is a series of literary texts edited for study by students aged 14-18 in English-speaking classrooms. It will include novels, poetry, short stories, essays, travel-writing and other non-fiction.
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Studio: Naxos Audiobooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 2.25" Width: 5.25" Height: 5.2" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2005
Publisher Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN 9626343575 ISBN13 9789626343579
Availability 0 units.
More About Charlotte Bronte & Amanda Root
Charlotte, Emily, and AnneBronte were born in Yorkshire between 1816 and 1820. They wrote and shared stories from a young age, and in 1847, Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights were both published. All three also worked as governesses and teachers, experiences that inspired Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848) and Charlotte's Villette (1853). They died in their twenties and thirties, leaving their father the only surviving family member. Coralie Bickford-Smith (cover design) is an award-winning designer at Penguin Books (U.K.), where she has created several highly acclaimed series designs. She is also the author of The Fox and the Star, the 2015 Waterstones Book of the Year. She studied typography at Reading University and lives in London.
Charlotte Bronte was born in 1816 and died in 1855.
Reviews - What do customers think about Jane Eyre?
Excellent rendition Jun 2, 2008
Amanda Root does an excellent job of bringing the story to life. She seems to truly understand the message Charlotte Bronte communicates in her superb dialogue. This is my favorite audio CD. Amanda Root's telling of the story does not sound like someone reading from a book, but rather like someone living a life. I highly recommend this audio book.
Excellent reading Nov 6, 2007
I've never been an audiobook-ophile, but during a recent trial subscription to xm radio I've had the chance to hear books in the car and have become a fan.
I was enjoying this particular book in their "Classic" timeslot, but kept missing episodes, so I indulged in the purchase. This is a great reading; the actress gives vivid and nuanced performances of all the characters, bringing out much that I missed in my visual read of the book.
A professional, dramatic production which makes for one of the best audio versions available Dec 8, 2005
Amanda Root's rendition of Charlotte Bronte's classic comes to life in unabridged audio format, and is a highly recommended pick for two distinct audiences: adults who wish to recall Bronte's talents and pick up new nuances from a well-done audio reading by a real pro, and young adults who are reluctant readers but avid listeners, who will find this complete classic on cd provides unparalleled opportunity to find meaning in Bronte's words. Amanda Root has many TV and film credits to her name, including parts in many Shakespearean dramas: this background lends to a professional, dramatic production which makes for one of the best audio versions available.