Initially published under the
pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately
winning the devotion of many of the world’s most renowned writers, including
William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work “of great genius.” Widely
regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë’s masterpiece introduced the world to
a radical new type of heroine, one whose defiant virtue and moral courage
departed sharply from the more acquiescent and malleable female characters of
the day. Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one of the world’s most beloved novels. Download and start listening now!