"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you."
A novel of high romance and great intensity, Jane Eyre has enjoyed popular success and critical acclaim ever since its publication in 1847. Jane's journey from a troubled childhood to independence - and her turbulent love affair with the enigmatic Mr Rochester - electrified Victorian readers with its narrative power.
With characters that are as unforgettable as the story they enact, and a striking use of language that amazed the readers of the day, Jane Eyre ranks among the most influential English novels ever written.
About the Author
The elder sister of Emily and Anne, Charlotte Bronte is most famous for her novel Jane Eyre. Based partly on her own experiences, this ground-breaking work introduced one of the best-loved heroines in modern literature.
"One of the most perfectly structured novels of all time." - Sarah Waters"My all-time favourite classic is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte." - Jacqueline Wilson"Jane Eyre is the first fictional heroine to give women permission, as it were, to have an intense inner life." - Joanna Trollope"At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Bronte . . . It is the red and fitful glow of the heart s fire which illuminates her page." - Virginia Woolf"
Series: Alma Classics Evergreens
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 610
Published: 1st September 2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1