Jane Eyre Novel By Charlotte Brontë (PDF-Summary-Review-Online Reading-Download)


Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by the English writer Charlotte Brontë, published under the pseudonym "Currer Bell" on October 16, 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. Jane Eyre is a Bildungsroman who follows the experiences of her eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, Thornfield Hall's haunting teacher.

The novel revolutionized prose fiction by being the first to focus on the moral and spiritual development of its protagonist through an intimate first-person narrative, where actions and events are colored by a psychological intensity. Charlotte Brontë has been called the "first historian of private consciousness" and the literary predecessor of writers such as Proust and Joyce.

The book contains elements of social criticism with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core and is considered by many to be ahead of its time due to Jane's individualistic character and how the novel addresses the issues of class, sexuality, religion, and feminism. Along with Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, it is one of the most famous romance novels of all time.

Book Details

Originally published: October 16, 1847
Genres: Novel, Romance novel, Gothic fiction, Bildungsroman, MORE


Jane Eyre is divided into 38 chapters. It was originally published in three volumes in the 19th century, comprising chapters 1 through 15, 16 through 27, and 28 through 38.

The novel is a first-person narrative from the perspective of the main character. The site of it is somewhere in the north of England, at the end of the reign of George III (1760-1820). It has five distinct stages: Jane's childhood in Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and her cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she gains friends and role models, but she suffers deprivation and oppression; her time as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her mysterious employer, Edward Fairfax Rochester; hers her time at Moor House, during which her sincere but cold cousin, St. John Rivers, proposes to her; and finally reuniting her and marrying her with her lover Rochester hers. Throughout these sections, she provides perspectives on a number of important societal issues and ideas, many of which are critical of the status quo.


Orphan as a child, Jane has felt marginalized throughout her youth. Her courage is tested once more when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the haunting and proud Edward Rochester to care for her ward, Adèle from hers. Jane is drawn to her troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love with her. Lasted.

But there is a terrifying secret within the gloomy and imposing Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?

About The Author

The eldest of the three Bront? sisters, Charlotte is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, which was published under the pseudonym Currer Bell. Bront? s works were revolutionary for their time, reflecting a truthfulness about love and relationships that was not common in Victorian-era England. While Jane Eyre was and continues to be, her most popular work, Charlotte Bront? published numerous works during her short life, including juvenilia, poetry, and the novels Shirley and Villette. Charlotte Bront? died in 1855, outliving both of her sisters, Anne and Emily. Collectively, the Bront? sisters novels are considered literary standards that continue to influence modern writers.

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