Jane Eyre is a classic romance novel originally published in 1847. Charlotte Brontë's second novel (yet first published) tells the tale of self-described plain and poor girl with no family or social connections. Her experiences through a harsh boarding school and subsequently as a governess at Thornfield Hall are artfully and absorbingly told. This story was an instant hit upon first publication and remains a favorite today. The illustrated edition includes color illustrations by Monro S. Orr.