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Why do we love Jane Eyre?

When Jane Eyre was published in 1847, it was a great success, it brought fame to Charlotte Brontë and is regarded as one of the best-known novels in British fiction. But why? Melvyn Bragg is joined by Dinah Birch, Professor of English Literature and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research at the University of Liverpool and Karen O'Brien, Vice Principal and Professor of English Literature at King's College London.

First broadcast on In Our Time, 18 June 2015.

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