Jane Eyre


Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bronte’s famous story of a governess who falls in love with her mysterious employer.  Jane Eyre overcomes her difficult childhood that included a hateful aunt and a terrible boarding school to educate herself and find work.  After beginning work as a governess for Mr. Rochester’s ward, she discovers the secrets he is keeping and learns more about the inner strength she possesses.

This chapter book is appropriate for high school reading levels.  Jane Eyre is another famous literary orphan from one of the most well-known novels of the era.  While it may be challenging for students to read, I would encourage a good amount of discussion as a whole group and in small groups to ensure that every student understands what is happening.  There are numerous film and television adaptations of Jane Eyre, so it could be beneficial to show selected scenes to help students visualize the Gothic setting and get a good sense of the mood of the story.

Bronte, C.  (2009).  Jane Eyre.  Radford: Wilder Publications.

*There are literally too many editions of this book to list.  This reference is only one of the editions available for purchase.


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