A new edition of one of Penguin's top ten Classics-the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations" (The Guardian) A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. This updated... show more
A new edition of one of Penguin's top ten Classics-the novel that has been "teaching true strength of character for generations" (The Guardian) A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. This updated edition features a new introduction discussing the novel's political and magical dimensions. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well 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 whatever the consequences or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving her beloved?
Publish date: August 15th 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, 19th Century
by Charlotte Bronte I began reading Jane Eyre just to open my horizons on well-known historic authors a little and was immediately drawn in by the main character. As a child, Jane had a certain fire to her that I could respect and on the strength of that, I added several other Bronte sisters books...
Not the long-winded, soppy love story I was expecting! Though there were a few very convenient coincidences and occurences which made me raise my eyebrows.
(Original Review, 1981-01-31)Ever since my first reading of Jane Eyre I've always viewed it as an account of the indelible effects of emotional abuse, and as such, a very grim book indeed. The novel opens with a recall of the emotional deprivation the 8-year-old Jane receives daily at the hands of h...
Jane Eyre is super well-suited to a shoujo manga format - very soapy! I liked the cute art, though backgrounds were sometimes a little sparse. The plot moves pretty quickly to cover childhood through maturity, and parts are inevitably summarized, but key events got good coverage, and the central rom...
Przez całą powieść oczekiwałam czegoś dziwnego. W końcu losy Jane Eyre miały być dziwne jak mówi tytuł. Ale w powieści nie znajdziemy nic dziwnego. Za to możemy odnaleźć przepiękną historię pełną łez, uśmiechu... pełną przygód. Ta historia pozostanie z nami do końca życia, bo nie sposób o niej zapom...