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The Resource Jane Steele : a confession, Lyndsay Faye

Jane Steele : a confession, Lyndsay Faye

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Jane Steele : a confession
Title
Jane Steele
Title remainder
a confession
Statement of responsibility
Lyndsay Faye
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre “last confessions” of the recently hanged, Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement. Her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess. Burning to know whether she is in fact the rightful heir, Jane takes the position incognito, and learns that Highgate House is full of marvelously strange new residents-the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars, and the gracious Sikh butler Mr. Sardar Singh, whose history with Mr. Thornfield appears far deeper and darker than they pretend. As Jane catches ominous glimpses of the pair's violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: can she possess him-body, soul, and secrets-without revealing her own murderous past? A satirical romance about identity, guilt, goodness, and the nature of lies, by a writer who Matthew Pearl calls “superstar-caliber” and whose previous works Gillian Flynn declared “spectacular,” Jane Steele is a brilliant and deeply absorbing book inspired by Charlotte Brontë's classic Jane Eyre
Summary
"A reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer, from the author whose work The New York Times described as "riveting" and The Wall Street Journal called "thrilling.""--
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
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10464893
Cataloging source
DLC
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Faye, Lyndsay
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3606.A96
LC item number
J36 2016
Literary form
fiction
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1816-1855
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Bronte, Charlotte
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True
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  • Women serial murderers
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Governesses
  • Murder
  • Orphans
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Jane Steele : a confession, Lyndsay Faye
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20487428
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
U.S. edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780399169496
Lccn
2016006511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936358360
  • (OCoLC)936358360
Label
Jane Steele : a confession, Lyndsay Faye
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Book jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20487428
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
U.S. edition.
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780399169496
Lccn
2016006511
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn936358360
  • (OCoLC)936358360

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