This Gothic-Romantic novel, set in Victorian England, chronicles the life of Jane Eyre: a plain governess who falls in love with her employer and discovers a terrible secret within Thornfield.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
Everyday Life as a Learning Experience
9th-10th Opinion 1470L
Our Deportment, or the Manners, Conduct, and Dress of Refined Society
On the Death of Anne Brontë
'Hope' is the thing with feathers - (319)
7th-8th Fiction 820L
Excerpt from Pride and Prejudice
11th-12th Short Story 910L
The Yellow Wallpaper
11th-12th Letter 540L
11th-12th Philosophy 990L
Excerpt from "Self Reliance"
7th-8th Poem 810L
Verses Written by a Young Lady, on Women Born to Be Controll'd!