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Enjoyed Jane Eyre? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Jane Eyre. Here are 13 books that you may like if you liked Jane Eyre.

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Rebecca
Daphne du Maurier - Mar 01, 2018 (first published in 1938)
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Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes ho...
Wide Sargasso Sea
Jean Rhys - Jan 25, 2016 (first published in 1966)
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Wide Sargasso Sea, a masterpiece of modern fiction, was Jean Rhys’s return to the literary center stage. She had a startling early career and was known for her extraordinary prose and haunting women characters. With Wide Sargasso Sea, her last and best-selling novel, she ingeniously brings into light one of fiction’s most fascinating characters: th...
Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen - Oct 18, 2020 (first published in 1818)
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Jane Austen's first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen's fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during her subsequent visit to Northanger Abbey, Catherine eventually triumphs, blossom...
A Little Princess
Frances Hodgson Burnett - Aug 28, 2014 (first published in 1905)
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Alone in a new country, wealthy Sara Crewe tries to settle in and make friends at boarding school. But when she learns that she'll never see her beloved father again, her life is turned upside down. Transformed from princess to pauper, she must swap dancing lessons and luxury for hard work and a room in the attic. Will she find that kindness and ge...
Wives and Daughters
Elizabeth Gaskell - Jan 05, 1999 (first published in 1863)
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Gaskell's last novel, widely considered her masterpiece, follows the fortunes of two families in nineteeth century rural England. At its core are family relationships - father, daughter and stepmother, father and sons, father and step-daughter - all tested and strained by the romantic entanglements that ensue.Despite its underlying seriousness, the...
Jane Steele
Lyndsay Faye - Mar 14, 2017
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“Reader, I murdered him.”A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre “last confessions” of the recentl...
The Eyre Affair
A Thursday Next Novel
Thursday Next Series
Jasper Fforde - Feb 25, 2003 (first published in 2001)
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Great Britain circa 1985: time travel is routine, cloning is a reality (dodos are the resurrected pet of choice), and literature is taken very, very seriously. Baconians are trying to convince the world that Francis Bacon really wrote Shakespeare, there are riots between the Surrealists and Impressionists, and thousands of men are named John Milton...
Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë - Sep 15, 2019 (first published in 1847)
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Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuther...
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Villette [with Biographical Introduction]
Charlotte Bronte - Dec 09, 2009 (first published in 1853)
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"Villette", Charlotte Bronte's classic Victorian era novel which was originally published in 1853, is the story of Lucy Snowe, who following a family tragedy travels to the fictional town of Villette to teach at an all-girls school. There she finds herself unwillingly drawn into adventure and romantic entanglement. A must read for fans of the Bront...
The Madwoman Upstairs
A Novel
Catherine Lowell - Nov 22, 2016
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In Catherine Lowell’s smart and original debut novel—“an enjoyable academic romp that successfully combines romance and intrigue” (Publishers Weekly)—the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary treasure hunt to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using only the clues her father left behind and the B...
White is for Witching
Helen Oyeyemi - Feb 04, 2014 (first published in 2009)
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Winner of the Somerset Maugham AwardOne of Granta’s Best Young British NovelistsFrom the acclaimed author of Boy, Snow, BirdThere’s something strange about the Silver family house in the closed-off town of Dover, England. Grand and cavernous with hidden passages and buried secrets, it’s been home to four generations of Silver women—Anna, Jennifer, ...
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