A novel about the life of Jane, an English girl and an orphan, who is admitted into an orphanage until she starts work as a governess. She falls in love with the owner of the house where she works. Just when they are about to get married, a series of mysterious events prevent the wedding.
It is a typical nineteenth-century romantic novel. It is written in first person, it has many autobiographical aspects and has very elegant and beautiful prose; It combines introspection, psychological portraits, picturesque descriptions, literary references, intrigue, visionary elements and ethical reflections. It remains attractive despite the passage of time and is easy to read. This work by Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) which was presented under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Lord Charles, to hide its female authorship, was very successful and became very popular; It has been reprinted and translated into many languages and has also been adapted for children. It has made it into both film and theatre.
M.L. (Spain, 2015)