Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Bronte, Charlotte.
New York : Scholastic, 2003.
ISBN 0439518482
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Set in England in the early 1800s, this story is about Jane, a plain-looking and intelligent orphan who lives with her mean aunt until Jane is 10 years old.  Jane is then sent off to be educated at a miserable school for orphans. Finally Jane gets her freedom when she turns 18 and lands a job as a governess.  Better yet, she falls happily in love with Mr. Rochester, her boss.  But when she finds out that he has been keeping a tragic, dark secret from her, she shows unusual independence and integrity for a woman of her time by breaking off their engagement and running off.  But what will come of a woman with no family, husband or job in Victorian England?  (Davinna Artibey, Denver Center for International Studies)
SUBJECTS:     Eyre, Jane (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
                        Governesses -- Fiction.
                        Mentally ill -- Fiction.
                        Women -- Fiction.
                        England -- Fiction.
                        Love stories.
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