It was originally published in three volumes, comprising chapters 1 to 15, 16 to 27, and 28 to 38; this was a common publishing format during the 19th century.

Later, back at Thornfield, she learns that this man is Edward Rochester, master of the house.

Adèle is his ward, left in his care when her mother abandoned her.

Rochester's room (from which Jane saves Rochester by rousing him and throwing water on him and the fire), and an attack on a house guest named Mr. Jane returns to Gateshead and remains there for a month, attending to her dying aunt. Reed confesses to Jane that she wronged her, giving Jane a letter from Jane's paternal uncle, Mr. The normally self-controlled Jane reveals her feelings for him.

John Eyre, in which he asks for her to live with him and be his heir. Rochester is then sure that Jane is sincerely in love with him, and he proposes marriage.

The novel begins with the titular character, Jane Eyre, aged 10, living with her maternal uncle's family, the Reeds, as a result of her uncle's dying wish.

It is several years after her parents died of typhus. Reed, Jane's uncle, was the only person in the Reed family who was ever kind to Jane.

Excluded from the family activities, Jane is incredibly unhappy, with only a doll and books for comfort. Brocklehurst that Jane has a "tendency for deceit", which he interprets as her being a "liar". Reed and declares that she'll never call her "aunt" again, that Mrs. The 80 pupils at Lowood are subjected to cold rooms, poor meals, and thin clothing.

One day, after her cousin John Reed knocks her down and she attempts to defend herself, Jane is locked in the red room where her uncle died; there, she faints from panic after she thinks she has seen his ghost. Brocklehurst, director of Lowood Institution, a charity school for girls. Reed and her daughters, Georgiana and Eliza, are the ones who are deceitful, and that she will tell everyone at Lowood how cruelly Mrs. At Lowood Institution, a school for poor and orphaned girls, Jane soon finds that life is harsh, but she attempts to fit in and befriends an older girl, Helen Burns, who is able to accept her punishment philosophically. Brocklehurst, Jane accidentally breaks her slate, thereby drawing attention to herself. Many students fall ill when a typhus epidemic strikes, and Jane's friend Helen dies of consumption in her arms. Brocklehurst's maltreatment of the students is discovered, several benefactors erect a new building and install a sympathetic management committee to moderate Mr. Conditions at the school then improve dramatically.

(originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë.

It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co.

After six years as a student and two as a teacher at Lowood, Jane decides to leave, like her friend and confidante Miss Temple, who recently married.