Growing up in the home of a cruel aunt and a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre, an orphaned young woman, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her employer, the enigmatic Rochester. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
Includes five 'novelettes' that depict an aristocratic beau monde in witty, racy and ironic language. This title creates a scandalous atmosphere of intrigue and destructive passions, with a cast ranging from the ageing rake Northangerland to Mary Percy, Zamorna's lovesick wife, and Charles Townshend, the cynical, gossipy narrator.
Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline.