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Linen Market, Dominica, oil painting by Agostino Brunias, circa 1780. Wikimedia Commons

Guide to the classics: Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys's prequel to Jane Eyre explores the monstrous figure of Rochester's mad wife Bertha, prompting readers to think about the racialised legacies of colonialism.
Jane Eyre has been retold over and over again, but remains eternally relevant. Jane Eyre (2011), Focus Features

Why Charlotte Brontë still speaks to us – 200 years after her birth

Charlotte Brontë's heroines - most famously Jane Eyre - struggle with psychologically complex questions. And unlike Jane Austen's female protagonists, they prize self knowledge and self expression over conventional moralism.

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