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Jane Eyre - Q.D. Leavis, Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre
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Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to... show more
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.
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Format: mass market paperback
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 489
Edition language: English
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2.0 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontë
‘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...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Jane Eyre
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...
The Lady Time Traveler
The Lady Time Traveler rated it
5.0 Beyond The Bars Of A Caged Bird
“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...
Hol
Hol rated it
3.5 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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...
Moonlight Reader
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5.0 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
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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