It’s a Man’s Life, Ladies: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

By Jane Gardam

A short story by Jane Gardam from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.

In ‘It’s a Man’s Life, Ladies’, a young woman tells the story of her grandmother’s memories of married life.

Edited by Tracy Chevalier, the full collection, Reader, I Married Him, brings together some of the finest and most creative voices in fiction today, to celebrate and salute the strength and lasting relevance of Charlotte Brontë’s game-changing novel and its beloved narrator.

Format: ebook
Release Date: 21 Apr 2016
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-817337-1
Jane Gardam is an acclaimed novelist who excels in theshort story form. She has twice been awarded the Whitbread/Costa Prize for Best Novel of the Year and she also holds aHeywood Hill Literary Prize for a lifetime’s contribution tothe enjoyment of literature. She was awarded an OBE in 2009.Her most recent novel, Last Friends, was shortlisted for theFolio Prize, and Jane is a recent recipient of the Charleston-Chichester Award, the only award to recognise longstandingcreativity and achievement in the short story genre.

Praise for the full collection, READER, I MARRIED HIM: -

”'Dazzling” - DAILY MAIL

”'The success of this book owes much to [Chevalier’s] enthusiasm … it’s quite amazing to see the quality of work on show” - EVENING STANDARD

”'A terrific set of stories by some of our leading novelists, each of whom engages with a chosen aspect of Jane Eyre” - THE NEW STATESMAN

”'A clever idea well-executed; a treat for fans of short fiction and for Brontë's many ardent fans” - KIRKUS REVIEWS

”'Exemplary…written by some of today's best female writers” - THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

”'These pieces create a beguiling picture of women and men and desire, in which everyone is searching, like Jane, for happiness and wondering whether marriage is really an answer. The book acts as a prism spreading all kinds of literary and historical refractions, and it’s a reminder that Charlotte Brontë, too, has many sides” - GLOBE AND MAIL