Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847. Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Bront 's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked.
Listen, I could write a whole book on why you should read these books. But I don't have that much space. So: if you like science fiction, fantasy, or excellent storytelling read these books. Stop what you're doing and read them! They are engrossing, beautiful, and full of twists and turns. Also, all three books won the Hugo Award consecutively, which has never happened before.
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