Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre

  • ISBN-13: 9780062447098
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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 famous 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 Jane Eyre? 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 famous line from Jane Eyre as a springboard for their own flights of imagination. Reader, I Married Him will feature stories by:Tracy ChevalierTessa Hadley                                          Sarah Hall                                               Helen Dunmore                                     Kirsty Gunn                                            Joanna Briscoe                                     Jane Gardam                                           Emma Donoghue                                  Susan Hill                                                  Francine Prose                                     Elif Shafak                                              Evie Wyld                                                 Patricia Park                                         Salley Vickers                                       Nadifa Mohamed                                  Esther Freud                                         Linda Grant                                            Lionel Shriver                                      Audrey Niffenegger                         Namwali Serpell                                  Elizabeth McCracken 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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