I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless,...

About the Writer

Foto von 1854, befindet sich im Haworth Bronte Museum
1816 - 1855

Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, who also published under the name Currer Bell. Charlotte, and her two famous literary sisters Emily and Charlotte, lived in Yorkshire. After the success of Jane Eyre Bronte revealed her identity to London society and developed friendships with other prominent literary figures of the day including Elizabeth Gaskell.

About the Book

In this novel, young governess Jane Eyre is abandoned by her relations and finds employment at the home of Mr. Rochester with whom she develops a relationship. The novel is written in the first person and contains strong undertones of social criticism and morality.

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