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- "At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë." -Virginia Woolf
After its original publication in 1847, Jane Eyre became an instant bestseller. This work of stunning power, romance, and suspense follows a poor orphan girl who overcomes loneliness, cruelty, starvation, and heartbreak on her quest for independence. Jane’s first assignment at Thornfield introduces her to a proud and cynical master, Mr. Rochester, a man with a scandalous secret. Jane’s passionate romance with Mr. Rochester and what she learns about his past forces her to choose between self-respect and love.
Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) was from an English family that produced three novelists: herself, Emily, and Anne. Besides Jane Eyre, other best known works include Shirley and Villette.