Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre

A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre is edited with an introduction and notes by Stevie Davis in Penguin Classics. Charlotte Brontë tells the story of orphaned Jane Eyre, who grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, enduring loneliness and cruelty. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she finds employment as a governess to the young ward of Byronic, brooding Mr Rochester. As her feelings for Rochester develop, Jane gradually uncovers Thornfield Hall's terrible secret, forcing her to make a choice. Should she stay with Rochester and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions - even if it means leaving the man she loves? A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre dazzled readers with its passionate depiction of a woman's search for equality and freedom.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Liza
(3 weeks ago)
01 Feb, 2024
It's described as a gothic fiction, but it's pretty tame and not at all what we would consider "scary" in the modern day. Mostly you just follow Jane through her day-to-day life from childhood to young-ish adult and see the world through her eyes and thoughts, in first person, which is part of what made the book so revolutionary at the time.

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