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Jane Eyre

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Author:  Charlotte Brontë

The loneliness and cruelty of Jane’s childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. 

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Jul 14,2017

This is the first classic I ever fell in love with, Jane is such a complex character and her journey is one that is unparalleled by any adventure novel. The emotial depth of her character and those around her astounds me as well as her situation. Books like this take me into a different time and allow me to truly escape my life like any good book should.

Mar 21,2013

The first classic I read was Jane Eyre and it was hard to get into at first but it is absolutely amazing and I am looking forward to read this many times later on and have a tattered book. 

Jul 16,2012
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë tells the life story of an orphaned child called Jane Eyre. The novel follows Jane’s emotions, experiences and life-changing decisions as she passes through different life stages. The novel is written in first person with Jane telling her own side of the story.

The novel travels through five distinct stages of Jane’s life. The first being her childhood at Gateshead, where she is both emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins; the second is her childhood education at Lowood School; next is her time as the governess of Thornfield Hall; (In this period of time, Jane falls in love with her employer, Edward Fairfax Rochester); the fourth stage is Jane’s time with the Rivers family who eventually turn out to be a part of her actual extended family; and the finale is her reunion with, and marriage to, Mr Rochester. Jane Eyre is set in the early 1800’s in northern England. However the novel moves from location to location. For example, the main locations include: the Reed family’s home at Gateshead, Lowood School, Rochester’s manor house Thornfield, the Rivers family’s home at Moor House, and Rochester’s rural retreat at Ferndean.

In all honesty, I was excited to read Jane Eyre because it was considered by so many people such a brilliant novel and a classic. Unfortunately for me however I just could not get into it. This might have been because I already knew the story from watching the recent movie of Jane Eyre or maybe because I just had no motivation to read the novel. Whatever the reason was, I cannot say that Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books. For me, it was dull, very slow moving, had little character development and too many extensive descriptions. To be honest, I really had to motivate myself to finish this book because by the end of it, I thoroughly disliked it. I do appreciate the time and effort Charlotte Brontë put into the novel of Jane Eyre and I think I can see why so many people regard it so highly however I still cannot say that I would read this again.

Jun 23,2012

This book is absolutely brillliant. I read it once before, and have never forgotten it.


Nov 17,2011

Jane Eyre: Jane Eyre is a plain young girl who grows up to be a courageous woman. Her life was so different to ours as this book was based on a true story. This book was a great book to read and there was only one bad thing about it which was they kept you waiting till the very end before the revealed things about Mr Rochester’s past. Charlotte Bronte is an amazing writer so I suggest you read Jane Eyre and some of her other books.  

Oct 21,2011

This is a lovely book about a poor orphaned girl, it tells the reader about her whole life and how she deals with her problems and finds new, unexpected friends. If I were to tell you just how magnificent this book is, there wouldn't be enough words for me to do so, so why don't you just read it and find out for yourself?...


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