These exquisite and collectible editions are published as a part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series. Designed by the multi-award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, the series features editions that are bound in high-quality, colorful, and tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. When it was first released in 1847, Jane Eyre, which was Charlotte Bront’s first attempt at writing a novel, was hailed as a masterpiece almost immediately. Jane Eyre can emerge unscathed in spirit and integrity despite being orphaned and brought up in the household of her Aunt Reed in Gateshead and was subjected to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school. The story goes beyond melodrama to portray a woman’s passionate search for a wider and richer life than what is traditionally accorded to her sex in Victorian society. Elements of the story include how she takes up the post of governess at Thornfield Hall, how she meets and falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and how she discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage. All of these events are included in the story.