The Penguin English Library Edition of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
‘The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself’
Passionate, poetic and revolutionary, Jane Eyre is a novel of naked emotional power. Its story of a defiant, fiercely intelligent woman who refuses to accept her appointed place in society – and instead finds love on her own terms – has become famous as one of the greatest romances ever written, but it is also a brooding Gothic mystery, a profound depiction of character and a transformative work of the imagination.
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