Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre


Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and 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.

Title:Jane Eyre
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:507 pages

    Jane Eyre Reviews

  • Nataliya
    May 02, 2010

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then.Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong a...

  • Cristin
    Jun 21, 2007

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly......

  • Vinaya
    Dec 21, 2010

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES:5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching3. A plain-Jane heroine who stay...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Feb 26, 2014

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has...

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    Jul 08, 2013


  • Cecily
    May 30, 2008

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love s...

  • Ellen
    Nov 09, 2009

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:]ā€¦Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts.In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this questio...

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?
    Feb 11, 2013

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroin...

  • Grace Tjan
    Aug 24, 2009

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte ...

  • Steph Sinclair
    Jul 31, 2012

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known ...

About Charlotte Brontƫ

Charlotte Brontƫ

Charlotte Brontƫ was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Brontƫ sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature. See also Emily Brontƫ and Anne Brontƫ.Charlotte Brontƫ was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Brontƫ (formerly "Patrick Brunty"), an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell. In April 1820 the fam