The hero of Charlotte Bronte's first novel escapes a dreary
clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in
Belgium. There, however, his entanglement with the sensuous but
manipulative Zoraide Reuter, complicates his affections for a
penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil in Reuter's school.
Also included in this edition is Emma, Charlotte Bronte's last,
unfinished novel. Both works are drawn from the original Clarendon