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AS/A-Level English Literature: Jane Eyre Resource Pack (Plus CD)

By | Copyright Year:2008 | ISBN-13: 9780340965627

Extensively researched, photocopiable material that can be used as the basis of delivering lessons, for student research and preparation, for follow-up homework, or as cover work in the case of teacher absence. Includes a free CD with the text of the pack and additional resources.


1 Charlotte Brontë: biographical details
2 Chronology
3 Historical, political and social overview
4 Industrial Revolution
5 The position of women in Victorian society
6 Religious context
7 Critical history
8 Literary contexts: fictional autobiography
9 Literary contexts: Romanticism
10 Literary contexts: The Pilgrim’s Progress
11 Literary contexts: Gothic fiction
12 Literary contexts: satire
1 Planning your autobiography
2 Chapter I: Introduction
3 Chapter II: The red-room
4 Chapter XIX: Narrative technique
5 Chapter XXIII: Reading between the lines
6 Chapter XXVII: The women in Mr Rochester’s life
7 Chapter XXXIV: Critical responses
8 Chapter XXXVIII: Different interpretations
9 Exploring place names
10 Character names
11 The two Mrs Rochesters
12 Edward Rochester and St John Rivers
13 Ideas of Romantic writers: The creative impulse
14 Ideas of Romantic writers: The importance of nature
15 Timeline
16 Imagery
17 Symbolism
18 Themes
19 Useful quotations
Assessment focus
1 Specifications and objectives
2 Essay questions
3 Sample essay planning
1 Chapter summaries and notes
2 Literary terms and concepts
3 Poems by Charlotte Brontë
4 Mina Laury: prototype for Jane Eyre
5 Further study
6 ‘The fable of the poor orphan child’ by Robert Frost, November 1999.
7 ‘Jane Eyre in the red-room’ by Madeleine Wood, February 2006.
8 ‘Troubles with men’ by Cicely Palser Havely, November 2006.


Anne Crow is an examiner at both AS and A2. She has had more than 30 years’ experience in teaching A-level English, 25 of them at Havant College in Hampshire. She is also the author of Philip Allan Resource Packs and Student Text Guides on Jane Eyre and Doctor Faustus.


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Provide an invaluable source of thoroughly researched material

Create opportunties for a more student-centered learning approach

Improve and enhance student knowledge and appreciation of set texts

Provide a solution to specialist staff absence