Jane Eyre was written by the British novelist Charlotte Brönte and published in 1847, during the Victorian era (1837-1901). Talented artists illustrated this book.
“Jane Eyre was a 10-year-old orphan who lives with her uncle’s family; her parents had died of typhus. She is later sent to the austere Lowood Institution, a charity school where she and the other girls are mistreated. Becoming adult, she finds work as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she meets her dashing and Byronic employer, the wealthy Edward Rochester. At Thornfield Jane looks after young Adèle, the daughter of a French dancer who was one of Rochester’s mistresses.”