Jane Eyre (Edited by Novy Kapadia)
Charlotte Bronte's unique novel Jane Eyre set against the backdrop of the Yorkshire moors, is perenially popular as an epic love story and the triumph of the ordinary woman. The heroine, Jane Eyre is plain, "so little, so pale" with "features so irregular and so marked", "sensible but not handsome" but is yet an interesting character. Her indomitable spirit, sharp wit and sense of honour enable hes to overcome the vicissitudes of life and a rigid social order.
Novy Kapadia teaches English at SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi.