Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre none the less emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. How she takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr Rochester and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage are elements in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian society. In his introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition Michael Mason discusses the literary critical history of Jane Eyre and provides fresh insights into Charlotte Bronte's great novel.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: Jane Eyre: The Play, Adapted from the NovelUser Review - Grace Turner - Goodreads
A very interesting take on the original story, quite lovely in its own stylised way. Focuses mostly on the suppression of passion and sexuality, the control of religion, and the taboo of mental ... Read full review