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.
Publish date: November 6th 2008
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 521
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...