Author(s): Charlotte Brontë
When "Jane Eyre" was first published in 1847, it became an instant bestseller, so popular that the publisher commissioned a second printing in just three months. The story of a young girl--plain, poor, and alone--who endures abuse, abandonment, and ridicule only to become a loving, compassionate young woman of great moral character remains Charlotte Bronte's greatest achievement. Now available as part of the Canterbury Classics singles series, "Jane Eyre" is a must-have addition to the libraries of all classic literature lovers.
Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) was the third of six children, and the eldest to survive into adulthood. Like her talented sisters Anne and Emily, Charlotte published poetry and prose under a pseudonym. She is distinguished as the first English woman novelist to be the subject of a full-length biography, in 1857. Jessica Hische is a letterer, an illustrator, a typographer, and a web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a "Forbes" magazine "30 under 30" in art and design. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Brooklyn, New York.