Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre is a novel written by Charlotte Bronte. It was originally published as "Jane Eyre: An Autobiography" in 1847. 

It follows the experiences of its unglamorous heroine, including her growth to adulthood as she comes into contact with Victorian society. 


The novel is considered to be revolutionary prose fiction as it was first to focus on its protagonist's moral and spiritual development through an intimate first-person narrative, where actions and events are colored by a psychological intensity. Charlotte Brontë has been called the "first historian of the private consciousness", and the literary ancestor of writers like Marcel Proust and James Joyce

The book contains elements of social criticism with a strong sense of Christian morality at its core.

it is also considered to be ahead of its time because of Jane's individualistic character and how the novel approaches the topics of class, sexuality, religion, and feminism. It, along with Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is one of the most famous romance novels of all time.