Biography for Jane Eyre


Penguin Putnam
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was the third of six children, and the eldest to survive into adulthood. Like her talented sisters Anne and Emily, Charlotte published poetry and prose under a pseudonym. She is distinguished as the first English woman novelist to be the subject of a full-length biography, in 1857.
Jessica Hische is a letterer, an illustrator, a typographer, and a web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes magazine "30 under 30" in art and design. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Brooklyn, New York.


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Random House, Inc.
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was the third of six children, and the eldest to survive into adulthood. Like her talented sisters Anne and Emily, Charlotte published poetry and prose under a pseudonym. She is distinguished as the first English woman novelist to be the subject of a full-length biography, in 1857.

Jessica Hische is a letterer, an illustrator, a typographer, and a web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named aForbes magazine "30 under 30" in art and design. She lives in San Francisco, California, and Brooklyn, New York.

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