Penguin English Library
‘Charlotte has been writing a book, and it is much better than I expected’ - Patrick Brontë, (Charlotte’s father) in Mrs Gaskell’s The Life of Charlotte Brontë
As an orphan, Jane's childhood is not an easy one but her independence and strength of character keep her going through the miseries inflicted by cruel relatives and a brutal school. However, her biggest challenge is yet to come. Taking a job as a governess in a house full of secrets, for a passionate man she grows more and more attracted to, ultimately forces Jane to call on all her resources in order to hold on to her beliefs.