Jane Eyre Summary & Study Guide

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is a coming of age story told in the style of Gothic fiction. It is a story of an underprivileged, unloved orphan, who at the end of her story finds love and family as well as personal riches. At the time it was published in 1947, Brontë issued her book under the alias of Currer Bell. The novel is presented as an autobiography of a girl, snatches of which mirror Brontë's own life. It can be separated into five distinct parts: Jane's time with her aunt at Gateshead, her time as a pupil and teacher at Lowood Institution, Jane's time as a governess at Thornfield Hall, the time she spends as a teacher at St. John's school, and finally, Jane's reunion with Mr. Rochester.

The opening section of the novel tells of the time Jane spends with her relatives at Gateshead Manor. The...

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