This collection of original stories by today's finest woman writers takes inspiration from the famous line in Charlotte BrontE's most beloved novel, Jane Eyre
A fixture in the literary canon, Charlotte BrontE is revered by readers all over the world. Her books 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 nineteenth-century Britain when few women wrote, and fewer were published, BrontE 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 woman authors have spun original stories using Jane Eyre as a springboard.
Reader, I Married Him features stories by:
Tracy Chevalier | Tessa Hadley | 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 | Sarah Hall | 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 BrontE, and demonstrate once again that her extraordinary vision continues to inspire readers and writers.
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by Tracy Chevalier
by Tracy Guzeman
by Brian Tracy
by Tracy Brian
"The first line of the last chapter of JANE EYRE is one of the most famous lines of Western literature. In honor of this famous line and this beloved book, author Tracy Chevalier has asked a number of fabulous female authors to write short stories inspired by Charlotte Bront‘'s seminal novel. Narrator Laura Kirman is given the daunting task of making each story distinct and just as full of emotion as the one before it, and she performs admirably. A bit of music between the stories would make differentiating between them easier, but Kirman's talent means that every story is given its due, thus honoring not only the stories but their source as well. J.L.K. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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