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Title
Reader, I married him Reader, I married him :
Type
Text
Genre Form
short stories
Short stories. fst01726740 (Source: OCoLC)
Short stories.
Short stories.
Language
English
Classification
LCC: PN6120.92.W65 R43 2016 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 808.8/31 full
Identified By
Lccn: 2017296206
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
Chapter 38 of Charlotte Brontë's novel, Jane Eyre, opens with the line "Reader, I married him." Now twenty women authors have spun original stories using that line as inspiration for this collection of unique, inventive, and poignant stories.
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.
Table Of 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.
Authorized Access Point
Chevalier, Tracy, Reader, I married him