Author(s): Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre (1847) has enjoyed huge popularity since first publication, and its success owes much to its exceptional emotional power. 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.
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 and The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003. Shortlisted for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003.
It is one of the most powerful domestic romances which has been published. It is a book to make the pulses gallop and the heart beat, and to fill the eyes with tears', Atlas 1847 .'After searching libraries and bookshops everywhere for various copies of Jane Eyre, this is the one with the best introduction. It gives a fantastic insight into the feminist issues of the book, and gives a very powerful view of Jane. I read the book in a new light!', Amazon.co.uk