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For my AQA English language and literature combined course, i need a non-fiction text to pair with Jane Eyre.
I have to pair my fiction text (Jane Eyre) with a non-fiction text
My focus is on love and social class.
ANY suggestions would be helpful as i have no clue!!
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When I did this I paired Jane Eyre with Villette which is also a Bronte novel. I focused on how both these female characters managed to earn their own living despite their lowly status. Lucy, like Jane, also has her share of romance; unfortunately though her love is hinted to have drowned by the end of the novel. You should definitely give Villette a read because it pairs really well with Jane Eyre.
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When I did this I paired Jane Eyre with Villette which is also a Bronte novel. I focused on how both these female characters managed to earn their own living despite their lowly status. Lucy, like Jane, also has her share of romance; unfortunately though her love is hinted to have drowned by the end of the novel. You should definitely give Villette a read because it pairs really well with Jane Eyre.
I'll give it a read, thank you!
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Villette is great; so is The Professor, Charlotte Bronte's first novel (or third, as it was published posthumously). Most of her novels (excluding Shirley) are easy to compare, as they all have the basic plot of young person, always a teacher or governess, making their way in the world and eventually finding happiness. Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey is the same, possibly even better than Villette or Professor for comparison with Jane Eyre as it's semi-autobiographical. I would also consider Wide Sargasso Sea, which is Jane Eyre from Bertha Mason's perspective; Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Thackeray's Vanity Fair; or Dickens's David Copperfield. I've read all of these and enjoyed them very much. Vanity Fair is probably the most readable, and it's very funny.
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Villette is great; so is The Professor, Charlotte Bronte's first novel (or third, as it was published posthumously). Most of her novels (excluding Shirley) are easy to compare, as they all have the basic plot of young person, always a teacher or governess, making their way in the world and eventually finding happiness. Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey is the same, possibly even better than Villette or Professor for comparison with Jane Eyre as it's semi-autobiographical. I would also consider Wide Sargasso Sea, which is Jane Eyre from Bertha Mason's perspective; Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles; Thackeray's Vanity Fair; or Dickens's David Copperfield. I've read all of these and enjoyed them very much. Vanity Fair is probably the most readable, and it's very funny.
Omg I just noticed you need a non-fiction text. Sorry! Maybe an autobiography?
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hmmmm.... all of the suggestions above are fiction ?

:dontknow:

you might want to read

https://www.marxists.org/archive/mar...ss-england.pdf
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hmmmm.... all of the suggestions above are fiction ?

:dontknow:

you might want to read

https://www.marxists.org/archive/mar...ss-england.pdf
Yeah lol I didn't look at the question properly... Engels is so dry and academic though, surely it wouldn't be an A-Level text?
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Yeah lol I didn't look at the question properly... Engels is so dry and academic though, surely it wouldn't be an A-Level text?
compared to his buddy Mr Marx, Engels is a laugh a minute :rolleyes:
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I'll give it a read, thank you!
Oh I'm sorry I didn't realise you were looking for non-fiction texts!
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compared to his buddy Mr Marx, Engels is a laugh a minute :rolleyes:
never were truer words spoken...

I admit I don't know much about the standard for Eng Lang & Lit, as I just do straight Lit, but I wouldn't voluntarily inflict Engels on myself when I could pick any non-fiction text in the language.
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