The Professor was the first book by Charlotte Brontë. It was originally written before Jane Eyre and rejected by many publishing houses, but was eventually published posthumously in 1857 by approval of Arthur Bell Nicholls, who accepted the task of reviewing and editing of the novel. The novel is the story of a young man, William Crimsworth, and is a first-person narrative from his perspective. It describes his maturation, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girls school. This edition has been formatted for your reader, with an active table of contents. This book is also annotated, with additional information about the book and its author, including an overview, plot, characters, themes, context, biographical and bibliographical information.