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Laura Amy Schlitz

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Introduction: Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë, 1847
Famous for: Gothic atmosphere, feminist statements, and a crazy lady locked away in a tower.

When Charlotte Brontë wrote Jane Eyre, her own tribute to female equality, in 1847, she had a lot of inspiration to draw on. Even as far back as 40-something B.C. women were proving that they weren’t second-class citizens. Check out this timeline to discover how Jane Eyre fits into the mix of world history’s strong women and their feminist agendas.

 

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