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
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...
‘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...