The masterpiece of Gothic romance by Charlotte Bronte—an epic and intimate narrative of love, tragedy, and one woman's struggle to find happiness in the face of overwhelming hardship—now with an insightful introduction by Margot Livesey, author of The Flight of Gemma Hardy, and an excerpt from her novel
Jane Eyre has been following the quest of a timeless heroine to find her place in the world. Jane Eyre, orphaned as a child, suffers cruelty and abuse by her aunt and cousins. Banned from Lowood school, she forges a path for herself and thrives – despite loneliness, poverty and hunger. When the opportunity to work as a governess sends her to Thornfield Hall, she meets with her owner, Edward Rochester, the man who will alter her youthful life for ever. She begins to fall deeply at home for the first time, irrevocably in love with Mr. Rochester, nurtured by his quasi-spiritual adoration. But the manor is full of mysteries and one, bound to Thornfield's attic, will threaten Jane's hard-won happiness in ways she'd never imagined before.
Jane Eyre, a tale of fire, storms and dark secrets, has endured as an enthrallingly timeless classic.... Read More