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If you like Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: A novel about the problems of a young governess, whose love affair with her master is terminated when the terrifying mystery surrounding the upper rooms of their home is exposed.

If you enjoyed this book's combination of romance and mystery themes and are interested in similar works from the time period, here are some other titles you may enjoy:

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
The Moonstone is an ancient Indian diamond which brings disaster to everyone who owns it. Rachel Verinder's uncle gives her the diamond as a birthday present, but that same night it is stolen. (worldcat.org)

 



The Mysteries of Udolpho
by Ann Radcliffe
Orphan Emily St. Aubert finds herself separated from the man she loves and confined within the medieval castle of her aunt's new husband, Montoni. Inside the castle, she must cope with an unwanted suitor, Montoni's threats, and the wild imaginings and terrors that threaten to overwhelm her. (worldcat.org)


 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
Introduces an array of characters, from the sinister to the comic, and moves to a haunting climax in an atmospheric murder mystery that features the seemingly benevolent John Jasper, a secret opium addict, and his relationship with his newly engaged nephew, Edwin Drood. (worldcat.org)

 

 

The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
The story of Dorian Gray, whose handsome appearance remains unchanged while the features in his portrait become distorted as his degeneration progresses. (worldcat.org)

 


 

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death. (worldcat.org)

 

 

The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
An illustrated collection of stories by the well-known horror author, including "The Gold Bug," "The Tell-tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Pit and the Pendulum." (catalog description)

 

 

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do -- a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty. (worldcat.org)


 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
In 19th century Yorkshire, the passionate attachment between a headstrong young girl and a foundling boy brought up by her father causes disaster for them and many others, even in the next generation. (worldcat.org)
 

 

If you enjoy the characterizations and mood of works in this particular style, you may enjoy this genre satire:

Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Visiting the fashionable city of Bath, 17-year-old Catherine Morland looks for the excitement she finds in romantic fiction. She makes friends and falls in love. But when she is invited to Northanger Abbey, she experiences desperate unhappiness. What is real, and what is the product of her wild imagination? (worldcat.org)