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The first book in the list of top 10 bildungsroman books with a female protagonist as the focus. The girl was orphaned and spent her childhood with Aunt Reed. She was exposed to cruel practices of Lowood Charity School. However, Jane comes out of it unbroken and with an indomitable spirit. A melodramatic portrayal of women’s look for rich and wider life.
What makes this book stand out?
A prolific Victorian novelist with an excellent piece out of her many works.
Read it for
One of the best works of classic writer Charlotte Bronte.
Don't read it for
The novel is too descriptive at times.