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Jane Eyre is a vivid and powerful novel, and tells the story of Jane, a cruelly abused orphan who is cast out by her aunt, and sent to a charity school. When she becomes a governess, in an austere mansion owned by Mr Rochester, Jane's life begins to change as she discovers the terrible secret her employer is hiding. This novel is one of the most read classic novels. This edition is retold by John Kennett, and contains the key elements of the story using the author's language.
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onte's unique and impassioned masterpiece is one of the greatest love stories of all time.
Jane Eyre, a plain and penniless orphan, is educated at a school for orphaned girls where she eventually becomes a teacher. At 18,driven by a desire to broaden her horizons, she takes up a position as governess at Thornfield Hall and heads into the depths of fate. She is to be governess to Adele, the sweet little daughter of her employer, the arrogant, brooding and mysterious Mr. Edward Rochester. At first Jane finds him moody and abrupt, but he becomes fascinated with Jane's Independence and spirit and falls in love with her. And, in time, she with him. But on their wedding morning, Jane discovers that his past holds a dark secret, and she flees, heartbroken...
Originally published under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Jane Eyre heralded a new kind of heroine -- one whose virtuous integrity, keen intellect and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers to win
Charlotte Bronte was born on 21 April 1816 and died in 1885. She grew up with her sisters and brother amid the bleak moorlands and hills of Yorkshire, in the north of England. She lived in the parsonage at Haworth, near Keighley where her father was curate for forty years. In her early years she was educated at home but later spent one year with her sisters in the Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge. Their unhappy experience there as a result of poor food and harsh discipline were afterwards vividly brought to life in Jane Eyre.
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