JANE EYRE- Lithograph by Paula Rego
Paula Rego is a Portuguese painter who lives and works in England. In Cascais you can find a collection of her works in Casa das Histórias. It opened in 2009 and the building is a work of the awarded Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.
JANE EYRE is a novel by Charlotte Brontë. It was published in 1847 and covers five stages:
1- Jane's childhood at Gateshead, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins;
2- her education at Lowood School, where she makes acquaintance with friends but also suffers privations and oppression;
3- her time as governess of Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with Mr. Rochester;
4- her time with the Rivers family during which her cousin and clergyman proposes to her;
5- and the finale with her marriage to her beloved Mr.Rochester.
There have been many adaptations of JANE EYRE for the screen.