• Charlotte Bronte(n)

    21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.

    Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character, an English orphan. Partly autobiographical, the novel abounds with social criticism and sinister gothic elements.

    Jane, a plain and penniless orphan in nineteenth-century England, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her melancholy employer, Mr. Edward Rochester, a man with a terrible secret.