Classic Literature Anniversaries: Jane Eyre

A heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she makes, Charlotte Bronte‘s innovative and enduring romantic novel: Jane Eyre turns 170 years old this year!

Jane is orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and is the subject to the cruel rule at Lowood charity school, she nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and honesty. She becomes a governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage.

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Classic Literature Anniversaries: Wuthering Heights

Everyone knows about the wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a child adopted by Catherine’s father. After her father’s death, Heathcliff is bullied and ultimately humiliated by Catherine’s brother and wrongly believes that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, so he leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return as a wealthy and polished man. He exacts a terrible revenge for his former miseries.

This classic turns 170 years old this year!

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