About this book
A National Curriculum set text, this classic novel has recently become more popular due to the recent TV adaptation. Surprisingly modern and controversial at the time of its publication, it's widely regarded as one of the best novels of the 19th century.
As an orphan, Jane's childhood is not an easy one but her independence and strength of character keep her going. However, her biggest challenge is yet to come. Taking a job as a governess, 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.