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Title Reader, I married him : stories inspired by Jane Eyre / edited by Tracy Chevalier.

Publication Info. New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    READER    Available
Edition First Morrow Paperbacks edition.
Description 295 pages ; 21 cm.
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Note First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Borough Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in 2016.
Summary 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.
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.
Subject Short stories -- Women authors.
Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855. Jane Eyre -- Influence.
Genre/Form Short stories.
Added Author Chevalier, Tracy, editor.
Container of (work): Hadley, Tessa. My mother's wedding
Container of (work): Hall, Sarah, 1974- Luxury hour
Container of (work): Dunmore, Helen, 1952- Grace Poole her testimony
Container of (work): Gunn, Kirsty. Dangerous dog
Container of (work): Briscoe, Joanna (Novelist). To hold
Container of (work): Gardam, Jane. It's a man's life, ladies
Container of (work): Donoghue, Emma, 1969- Since first I saw your face
Container of (work): Hill, Susan, 1942- Reader, I married him
Container of (work): Prose, Francine, 1947- Mirror
Container of (work): Shafak, Elif, 1971- Migrating bird
Container of (work): Wyld, Evie. Behind the mountain
Container of (work): Park, Patricia (Fiction writer). China from Buenos Aires
Container of (work): Vickers, Salley. Reader, she married me
Container of (work): Chevalier, Tracy. Dorset gap
Container of (work): Mohamed, Nadifa, 1981- Party girl
Container of (work): Freud, Esther. Transference
Container of (work): Grant, Linda, 1942- Mash-up
Container of (work): Shriver, Lionel. Self-seeding sycamore
Container of (work): Niffenegger, Audrey. Orphan exchange
Container of (work): Serpell, Namwali, 1980- Double men
Container of (work): McCracken, Elizabeth. Robinson Crusoe at the waterpark
ISBN 9780062447098

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