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‘Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! – I have as much soul as you, – and full as much heart!’
Orphaned at a young age, Jane Eyre is foisted upon unfriendly relations, sent to school to suffer illness, injustice and privation, before striking out on her own to earn her living as a governess.
Independent and passionate by nature, Jane only begins to discover fulfilment when she takes up a post at Thornfield Hall and gets to know the master Mr Rochester, a man of changeable moods. Yet will Thornfield’s secrets and Mr Rochester’s past prove obstacles to Jane’s happiness?
With its gothic atmosphere and first-person narrative, Charlotte Brontë’s bildungsroman has captivated readers since its first appearance in 1847.
This Collins Classroom Classics edition includes an introduction and glossary to support students, written by an experienced teacher.