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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Author: Charlotte Brontë

Year: 1847

Famous for: Gothic atmosphere, feminist statements, and a crazy lady locked away in a tower.

Main character: Jane Eyre, an orphan turned governess turned spurned bride turned independent woman.

The scoop:

Jane is a miserable, mistreated orphan. And a lonely governess. And the love of wealthy Mr. Rochester’s life?

Ah, the romance.

Unfortunately, Charlotte Brontë had other plans for her protagonist. Jane is, after all, more than just the fiery main character of Jane Eyre. She’s also a feminist statement. Which means that love-followed-by-marriage would be just a bit too straightforward for Jane’s storyline.

Instead of marriage, there’s a shocking revelation. There’s Jane alone in the world again—penniless and friendless. And there’s romance again, too. But with Mr. Rochestser? Click on the 60second Recap album for Jane Eyre to find out for yourself.


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