Literary Lunch: Jane Eyre Turns 170 | SF
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Mechanics’ Institute Library | 57 Post St., San Francisco, CA
Thursday, October 12, 2017
This brown bag lunch features Mallory Ortberg (The Toast, Texts From Jane Eyre), speaking on the continued popularity and relevance of Charlotte Brontë’s classic Gothic-Victorian novel. First published in 1847 under the byline “Currer Bell,” Jane Eyre revolutionized the art of fiction, and although criticized as anti-Christian, was eventually praised for its fearless exploration of the themes of classism, sexuality, religion, and feminism.
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