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‘Jane Eyre’ written by Charlotte Bronte, sister of Emily Bronte, and written under the pseudonym of Currer Bell was published in 1847, the same year her sisters ‘Wuthering Heights’ was published. The story centers on the character of Jane Eyre, and her struggle to eventual happiness with the character Mr. Rochester. Brontë intended for the book to be a protest against Victorian lifestyle, through its themes of sexuality, religion, and gender relations, including explorations of proto-feminism. Charlotte Bronte was the only Bronte sister who survived into adulthood, dying in 1855.


Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bronte. 1847