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Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontë
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. Lexile 890
Morwennan House
by Janet Tanner
Even though Governess Charity Palfrey believes that Tom Stanton is causing ships to crash so that he can steal their cargo, she cannot ignore her growing infatuation with him.
by Daphne Du Maurier
Rebecca, the glamorous mistress of a great English estate, died eight months before Maxim de Winter brought a young and frightened second wife to live there. Mystery, intrigue, and violence eventually reveal the circumstances surrounding Rebecca's death in this novel of romantic suspense.
by Charlotte Hardy
Sarah Shaw arrives in the fishing port of Whitby alone and almost destitute, fleeing her abusive husband. In desperate need of accommodation and employment, she takes a post as governess in the household of John McMaster, an eminent barrister but a hard and embittered man, whose wife died giving birth to their only son. Little by little, Sarah forms a bond with her young charge, Robin, an invalid who has spent most of his short childhood indoors, in awe of his distant father. She makes friends with a local family, and dares to hope that her new life may bring happiness, even love. But Sarah is to discover, tragically, that it is not so easy to put the past behind her?
The Remedy: A Novel of London & Venice
by Michelle Lovric
Love and murder fuse the lives of an 18th-century Venetian actress and the prince of London's medical underworld.
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë
This 19th century English novel, set in the wild moor country of Yorkshire, is about Heathcliff, a foundling raised in the Earnshaw home, who passionately loves Catherine. He dedicates his life to the realization of that love and revenge on those who oppose him.
Updated 08/18/2014
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