Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Written by:
Illustrated by:
Introduction by:
Edited by:
Notes by:

Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780141040387
  • 624 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


Part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Charlotte Brontë’s first published novel, Jane Eyre was immediately recognised as a work of genius when it appeared in 1847. Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless 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.
Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Written by: Charlotte Bronte, Illustrated by: Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by: Stevie Davies, Edited by: Stevie Davies, Notes by: Stevie Davies


"At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë."
–Virginia Woolf