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
“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...
Da habe ich endlich eine meiner großen Bildungslücken gestopft und bin sehr froh darüber. Sehr viel wurde schon über dieses Werk geschrieben, für mich steht es stellvertretend für die Geschichte der Emanzipation einer Frau, die gegen alle Widrigkeiten ihren Weg findet, ohne sich selbst untreu zu wer...
Re-reading as an adult a book you enjoyed while young is always an interesting pursuit. This book has been extensively reviewed – and I agree with the general opinion that it is excellent – so this won’t be a standard review, but rather my observations this time around (full of SPOILERS).I first rea...
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