Part of the Literary Heroines Series and commissioned by Lawleys by Post.Jane Eyre is the title character of the Gothic novel by Charlotte Bront. In the book, Jane is an orphaned child who is sent away to a boarding school by her abusive relatives. Skilled at studying, drawing and teaching, she leaves the school and finds work as a governess at the stately Thornfield Manor. Once there, she falls in love with her moody yet charismatic employer, Mr. Rochester. Many consider this work to be semi-autobiographical as Charlotte Bront and Jane Eyre share much in common.
. Some of the most famous women in literature have been brought together in Royal Doulton’s Literary Heroines series. Pauline Parsons’ detailed research of the period and careful interpretation of specific moments from the novels have resulted in studies which capture the essence of the author’s literary creations. Each figurine has been issued in a limited edition of 3,500.
Stories and characters from the classics of modern literature were the inspiration for this Royal Doulton collection, The Romance of Literature. Pauline Parsons was selected to model the figures and she carefully researched the fashions and furnishings of the period which enabled her to interpret specific moments from each novel. She succeeded in capturing the essence of the characters as they would have appeared in the minds eye of the authors.