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Jane Eyre

109 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Charlotte Brontë

I go back to [Jane Eyre] so often and it was one of the first books that made me think, 'This is me, in some deep way.' (Suzanne Vega)

Author: Charlotte Brontë
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Classics
15 reviews about Jane Eyre
review by . June 17, 2010
  Spoiler Alert: Plot elements were used      Victorian England, setting of many popular works of fictional literature, was a complex world with many issues, traditions, assumptions, and moral values. Portraying a fictional character that does not live in accord with this rigid setting intrinsically highlights the culture of this society. In Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre, the protagonist of the same name is such character – one who sharply contrasts with …
Quick Tip by . July 17, 2010
This book is excellent! The first few chapters are a little dry compared to the rest of the book but it is such a wonderful read!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
I did like this book, but not as much as everyone else seemed to. And I know it's supposed to be this big romance, but I didn't really like Mr. Rochester. I thought he was kind of a jerk.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
Oh man this book is sexy. (in an old fashioned sense)
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
A classic in the genre. Mystery, love, romance - it has it all.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
very good novel
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Although dark, as the Brontes tended to be, still a classic.
Quick Tip by . June 19, 2010
This was a very enjoyable book. I'm not sure it quite lived up to all the hype about it, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. It was very touching and moving, something I still like to read it again every once in a while.
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
A great romance!
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
my most cherished brontë novel! i adore this book.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
I read this in college. I absolutely loved this book.
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
I loved this book, truly a classic romance.
review by . January 20, 2010
"Jane Eyre" is one of the world's best-loved classic novels for so many reasons.       It's an exciting piece of feminist literature written at a time when feminist literature was little known and even more poorly accepted. That it is a semi-autobiographical novel written by a staunchly, independent female author who herself was struggling to survive by her own wits and means and stand on her own two feet makes the story all the more poignant and compelling. While it …
review by . November 26, 2009
There are two camps of readers when it comes to the classics - those who consider the original sacred and not to be bruised and those who long for a less ponderous version to concentrate on the story rather than becoming confused with syntax and stylistic problems. Wayne Josephson has managed to probably satisfy both camps in his re-working of Charlotte Bronte's JANE EYRE. Perhaps the many filmed versions of this great old story have aided both Josephson and us in returning to the classic novel: …
review by . January 30, 2005
The title character of this novel is unusual, indeed, extremely rare - Marian Halcombe in The Woman in White is the only other such romantic literary heroine I can think of - in that she is not physically attractive. She has neither looks nor fortune. Most romantic heroines have the former but not the latter. It is Jane's character alone that the hero falls in love with. It is clear from the writing that Charlotte herself was unattractive and painfully aware of it. Strangely, the reading public …
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