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Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

“I always loved historical novels as a child (still do) and I found her aloneness in the world so frightening but her heroism so inspiring.”

Emma Home , Kimmage

“I get something different from it each time I re-read it.”

Annette Nugent , Drumcondra


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Jane Eyre follows the experiences of its eponymous heroine, including her growth to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester, the brooding master of Thornfield Hall.

The novel revolutionised prose fiction by being the first to focus on its protagonist's moral and spiritual development through an intimate first-person narrative, where actions and events are coloured by a psychological intensity. Charlotte Brontë has been called the "first historian of the private consciousness".

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