Jane Eyre follows a governess as she takes her first position at the mysterious Thornfield Hall.
Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him whatever the consequences or follow her convictions? (from the publisher)
This updated Penguin Classics edition features a new introduction by Brontë scholar and award-winning novelist Stevie Davies, as well as comprehensive notes, a chronology, further reading, and an appendix.
Jane Eyre is a powerful novel of forgiveness and growth, and coming to terms with the circumstances that life hands you. It includes many of the quintessential elements of a Gothic novel, and it is used as a choice for students to read in Literature 201.