Since First I Saw Your Face: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

By Emma Donoghue

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

‘Since First I Saw Your Face’ reimagines a relationship between two notable Victorian women.

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: 978-0-00-817338-8
Born in Dublin in 1969, now based in Canada, EmmaDonoghue is an award-winning writer of novels bothcontemporary and historical, short stories, literary history,and drama for radio, stage and screen. She is best knownfor Room (2010) and her film adaptation of the novel (2015).Revisiting one of the favourites of her adolescence, JaneEyre, she wrote the introduction to the Folio Society’s newedition, describing it as a book that “made the world take anobody seriously” – a goal that animates all Donoghue’s ownwork. Her next novel, The Wonder, about an Irish girl whoseems to live without eating, comes out in September

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