A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre dazzles and shocks readers with its passionate depiction of a woman’s search for equality and freedom. Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh... show more
A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre dazzles and shocks readers with its passionate depiction of a woman’s search for equality and freedom. Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane’s natural independence and spirit—which proves necessary when she takes a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving the man she loves?
Publish date: 04-02-2003
Pages no: 507
Edition language: English
‘The next day commenced as before, getting up and dressing by rushlight; but this morning we were obliged to dispense with the ceremony of washing: the water in the pitchers was frozen. A change had taken place in the weather the preceding evening, and a keen north-east wind, whistling through the c...
Well, I finally did it. I finally read Jane Eyre. ::bracing myself:: It was okay. I know I'm treading on sacred ground here with many, many fans - and I did like it! I just didn't love it. Not like I love Austen, the most obvious comparison to be made by classic lit neophytes such as myse...
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. Let me start this by saying that Jane Eyre is a very difficult book to review. First of all,there isn't anything I can say that hasn't been said thousand of times before in more eloquent ways. Second,I always...
Someone at my book club mentioned this and said that Jane Eyre was what every woman wants. I assumed by this she meant that she viewed it as a love story. I would disagree with that. I saw the romantic element as being only one thread in a diverse narrative which comprised of themes such as abuse, f...
I came to Jane Eyre late - she was not the love of a teenage mind, passionate and agile and voracious, as Anna Karenina had been. I read her after college, after, even, law school, as part of a classics project born of the feeling that my brain was losing its edge, becoming complacent and unchalleng...
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