Jane Eyre - Novel
by Charlotte Bronte
An abused and misunderstood child, Jane is sent away to a boarding school where she matures to womanhood. When she accepts the position of governess, Jane hopes to find a new life, but she is unprepared for the mysteries of Thornefield Hall.
Book Summary (433 pages)
Theme: Patience, virtue
Setting: England, 1800s
Related Studies: Christian character, England in the 1800s, boarding schools, governesses
Enrichment/Writing Focus: Characterization, setting, summarizing, rewriting, reciting, outlining
Elements of good writing abound including foreshadowing; concrete, concise writing and an interwoven plot. It is an intense, introspective work--appropriate to add to your studies of British literature.
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