This is not the best known of Charlotte Bronte's Work and was not published until after her death. I do feel that it is worth picking up and reading although it can be hard going in places. William Crimsworth comes from a aristocratic background which he rejects for moral reasons. He decides to attempt to make a living from trade and when unsuccessful within his brothers bussiness he finds his fortune and life in Brussels. He is given the of job teaching English, via his friend Hunsden who he meet early on in the book. At this time the book goes onto describe his life as a teacher and also his relationship with Zoraide Reuter who has fallen in love with William. In the cause of time you find out about her misguided character and William being of a high moral standing can't carry on his fliration with her. He then finds his true love in the form of the plain Frances Henri. Zoraide attempts to stop their relationship via different schmes due to her jealous nature. Frances Henri wants to provide for herself in the world and has but on ambition to visit and get to know England.