- Date: October 16, 1847
- Type: Book
This Book is referred to by Educating Doug part of The King of Queens Season 1
Doug and Carrie have to read Jane Eyre for the class that they've decided to take at night. Doug can't get past page 1, but doesn't want to disappoint Carrie, so he gets the answers about the book from Spence.
Jane Eyre is a first-person narrative of the title character, a small, plain-faced, intelligent and honest English orphan. The novel goes through five distinct stages: Jane's childhood at Gateshead, where she is abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she acquires friends and role models but also suffers privations; her time as the governess of Thornfield Manor, where she falls in love with her Byronic employer, Edward Rochester; her time with the Rivers family at Marsh's End (or Moor House) and Morton, where her cold clergyman-cousin St John Rivers proposes to her; and her reunion with and marriage to her beloved Rochester at his house of Ferndean. Partly autobiographical, the novel abounds with social criticism and sinister gothic elements.