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Reader, I married him : stories inspired by Jane Eyre

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 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, Bronté 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.

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Title Reader, I married him : stories inspired by Jane Eyre [BK]
Note First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in 2016.
Contents Foreword by Tracy Chevalier -- My mother's wedding / Tessa Hadley -- Luxury hour / Sarah Hall -- Grace Poole her testimony / Helen Dunmore -- Dangerous dog / Kirsty Gunn -- To hold / Joanna Briscoe -- It's a man's life, ladies / Jane Gardam -- Since first I saw your face / Emma Donoghue -- Reader, I married him / Susan Hill -- The mirror / Francine Prose -- A migrating bird / Elif Shafak -- Behind the mountain / Evie Wyld -- The China from Buenos Aires / Patricia Park -- Reader, she married me / Salley Vickers -- Dorset gap / Tracy Chevalier -- Party girl / Nadifa Mohamed -- Transference / Esther Freud -- The mash-up / Linda Grant -- The self-seeding sycamore / Lionel Shriver -- The orphan exchange / Audrey Niffenegger -- Double men / Namwali Serpell -- Robinson Crusoe at the waterpark / Elizabeth McCracken -- Notes on the contributors -- A note on Charlotte Brontë.
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 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, Bronté 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.
Brontë, Charlotte, -- 1816-1855
Subject Short stories -- Women authors
Additional Author Chevalier, Tracy
Hadley, Tessa My mother's wedding.
Hall, Sarah, 1974- Luxury hour.
Dunmore, Helen, 1952- Grace Poole her testimony.
Gunn, Kirsty Dangerous dog.
Briscoe, Joanna (Novelist). To hold.
Gardam, Jane It's a man's life, ladies.
Donoghue, Emma, 1969- Since first I saw your face.
Hill, Susan, 1942- Reader, I married him.
Prose, Francine, 1947- Mirror.
Shafak, Elif, 1971- Migrating bird.
Wyld, Evie Behind the mountain.
Park, Patricia (Fiction writer). China from Buenos Aires.
Vickers, Salley Reader, she married me.
Chevalier, Tracy Dorset gap.
Mohamed, Nadifa, 1981- Party girl.
Freud, Esther Transference.
Grant, Linda, 1942- Mash-up.
Shriver, Lionel Self-seeding sycamore.
Niffenegger, Audrey Orphan exchange.
Serpell, Namwali, 1980- Double men.
McCracken, Elizabeth Robinson Crusoe at the waterpark.
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