Adele Grace And Celine: The Other Women Of Jane Eyre

In Jane Eyre, the reader is told that Rochester took responsibility for Adele, who may be his daughter, because Celine, his former mistress in Paris, died The premise of this novel is that Adele is indeed Rochester s daughter and that Celine, who wanted Adele to have the life of an upper class English lady, had friends tell Rochester that she was dead in order to make tIn Jane Eyre, the reader is told that Rochester took responsibility for Adele, who may be his daughter, because Celine, his former mistress in Paris, died The premise of this novel is that Adele is indeed Rochester s daughter and that Celine, who wanted Adele to have the life of an upper class English lady, had friends tell Rochester that she was dead in order to make that happen After a year she becomes frantic for news of Adele and remembers Rochester mentioning Grace Poole, a servant he would trust with his life because she knows how to keep secrets Celine writes to Grace, crazy Bertha s keeper in the attic of Thornfield, and thus begins a secret twenty year correspondence Wrapped in a flashback of then octogenarian Adele, rediscovering the letters during World War I, the narrative begins shortly after Celine s death Her dying wish was that Adele be given the letters As she reads them Adele remembers her childhood and youth and learns about her mother s life The reader learns what happened to the characters in Jane Eyre after that novel ended Grace s return to the world and to life, Rochester and Jane s children, and Adele s life Adele attends the first blue stocking girls school in England and Bedford College for Ladies at the University of London, and goes to the Crimea as one of Florence Nightingale s nurses She then marries a Baronet and goes to live at Drayton Abbey, his family estate in Shropshire.
Adele Grace And Celine The Other Women Of Jane Eyre In Jane Eyre the reader is told that Rochester took responsibility for Adele who may be his daughter because Celine his former mistress in Paris died The premise of this novel is that Adele is in

  • Title: Adele Grace And Celine: The Other Women Of Jane Eyre
  • Author: Claire Moïse Claire Mose
  • ISBN: 9781602645011
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Adele Grace And Celine: The Other Women Of Jane Eyre”

    1. Transformatively brilliant, by giving the sketched women of Jane Eyre full lives, but critically lacking, especially the atrocious pacing and clunky inclusion of the letters. Worth a shot for Bronteites, but don’t go out of your way.

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