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"There was no possibility of taking a walk that day" begins the tale of "small and plain" Jane Eyre. Orphaned and given to her callous aunt, harshly disciplined at Lowood School, and finally given a governess position in the cold Thornfield Hall, Jane Eyre's rise in independence and status has thrilled generations of lay-readers, romance-lovers, and academic scholars. A revolutionary book, Jane Eyre's female protagonist defies conventions and the mores of her day, winning the right to be her own mistress. 284 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Jane Eyre, a penniless orphan, is engaged as governess at Thornfield Hall by the mysterious Mr Rochester. Her integrity and independence are tested to the limit as their love for each other grows, and the secrets of Mr Rochester's past are revealed.
Charlotte Brontës novel about the passionate love between Jane Eyre, a young girl alone in the world, and the rich, brilliant, domineering Rochester has, ever since its publication in 1847, enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving affirmation of the prerogatives of the heart in the face of disappointment and misfortune.
Jane Eyre has enjoyed huge popularity since first publication, and its success owes much to its exceptional emotional power.
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), a poor clergymans daughter from Yorkshire, England, worked as a teacher and governess before her publication of Jane Eyre won her instant fame. She went on to produce three more novels before dying at the age of thirty-eight.