Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre
On Sale: March 22, 2016
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Historical | Literature and Fiction
This collection of original stories by today’s finest women
writers—including Tracy Chevalier, Francine Prose, Elizabeth
McCracken, Tessa Hadley, Audrey Niffenegger, and more—takes
inspiration from the opening line in Charlotte Brontë’s most
beloved novel, Jane Eyre.
A fixture in the literary canon, Charlotte Brontë is revered
by readers all over the world. Her novels featuring
unforgettable, strong heroines still resonate with millions
today. And who could forget one of literature’s best-known
lines: “Reader, I married him” from her classic novel
Part of a remarkable family that produced three acclaimed
female writers at a time in 19th-century Britain when few
women wrote, and fewer were published, Brontë has become a
great source of inspiration to writers, especially women,
ever since. Now in Reader, I Married Him, twenty of
today’s most celebrated women authors have spun original
stories, using the opening line from Jane Eyre as a
springboard for their own flights of imagination.
Reader, I Married Him will feature stories by:
Unique, inventive, and poignant, the stories in Reader,
I Married Him pay homage to the literary genius of
Charlotte Brontë, and demonstrate once again that her
extraordinary vision continues to inspire readers and writers.
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