close ups of the faces of Indian girls make up the cover of this special edition of Jane Eyre


The character of Jane Eyre is one of the most appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain on one hand, but with a spirit that is invulnerable, unassailable, indomitable.

A  brooding, uncompromising, passionate work of Victorian genius, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë was first published in 1847, and tells of Jane's childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her family; her education at Lowood School, where she finds friends and encounters role models but also suffers oppressions; her time as governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her employer, Edward Rochester; her stay with the Rivers family, during which her frigid  clergyman cousin proposes to her; and at the risk of imparting a spoiler; her ultimate reunion with her beloved Rochester.
New edition illustrated by Midge.
Jane Eyre is a novel by the English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published under her pen name "Currer Bell" on 19 October 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. of London. The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York.

‘Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.’

‘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.’


The Gothic joys of Jane Eyre:

‘Oh sir, I never saw a face like it! It was a discoloured face--it was a savage face. I wish I could forget the roll of the red eyes and the fearful blackened inflation of the lineaments!’

‘Ghost are usually pale, Jane.’

‘This, sir, was purple: the lips were swelled and dark; the brow furrowed: the black eyebrows widely raised over the bloodshot eyes. Shall I tell you of what it reminded me?’

‘You may.’

‘Of the foul German spectre--the Vampyre.’

  • ISBN: 9798399694269