‘The masterwork of a great genius’ William Makepeace Thackeray
A novel of intense emotional power, heightened atmosphere and fierce intelligence, Jane Eyre dazzled and shocked readers with its passionate depiction of a woman’s search for equality and freedom on her own terms. Its heroine Jane endures loneliness and cruelty in the home of her heartless aunt and the cold charity of Lowood School. Her natural independence and spirit prove necessary when she takes a position as governess at Thornfield Hall.
But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of a shameful secret forces her to make a terrible choice.
Edited with an Introduction and notes by STEVIE DAVIES