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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë
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Publisher Description

Jane Eyre experienced abuse at a young age, not only from her aunt—who raised her after both her parents died—but also from the headmaster of Lowood Institution, where she is sent away to. After ten years of living and teaching at Lowood Jane decides she is ready to see more of the world and takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. Jane later meets the mysterious master of Thornfield Hall, Mr. Rochester, and becomes drawn to him.

Charlotte Brontë published Jane Eyre: An Autobiography on October 16th 1847 using the pen name “Currer Bell.” The novel is known for revolutionizing prose fiction, and is considered to be ahead of its time because of how it deals with topics of class, religion, and feminism.

497 Reviews

Expressionless Face“Actually liked Eyre as a character but never liked the book or plot itself”
Characters change and growComing of agePredictableUnsatisfying endingUnsatisfying plot
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I enjoyed the beginning of the novel. It got slow in the middle and I was upset with some characters but the conclusion made me love the book again!”
Reviewed in:Literary Library
Believable charactersBeautifully writtenCreative settingImmersive settingComing of ageMade me cryThought-provoking
Slightly Smiling Face“Jane Eyre, the original girl boss. This book was somewhat slow to get into but after the first quarter I was absolutely hooked! I love that the romance is not traditional to what we have today, maybe it was when it was written. It shows the complexities of love and how it is not always straightforward, and the characters were even considered not conventionally attractive, quite rare. I also love the first person narrative that Brontë utilises, it feels so intimate.”
Reviewed in:In my classics era
Colorful personalitiesMulti-layered charactersBeautifully writtenLyricalAddictiveComplexHeartbreakingHistorically-accurateMoving
Thinking Face“I liked the ending and at the same time i didn’t. I liked that Jane still loved Mr Rochester after what happened and didn’t treat him differently, but at the same time i wish she didn’t get married. These men kept trying to control what she felt and did all the time, and even though she kept her ground and was independent, I would’ve liked it more if the book had ended in a way that truly showed that. I also didn’t like how obsessive Rochester was. It was getting a little creepy”
Reviewed in:Classics Corner
Believable charactersCharacters change and growConciseCreative setting
Thumbs Up“It felt very slowly paced near the middle however I enjoyed the character growth. The ending felt strange and unresolved, and gave me a lot of think about. :)”
Characters change and growPoeticUnpredictableHistorically-accurateDarkSerious

About Charlotte Brontë

Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels became classics of English literature.

She enlisted in school at Roe Head in January 1831, aged 14 years. She left the year after to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess. In 1839, she undertook the role of governess for the Sidgwick family, but left after a few months to return to Haworth, where the sisters opened a school, but failed to attract pupils. Instead, they turned to writing and they each first published in 1846 under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Although her first novel, The Professor, was rejected by publishers, her second novel, Jane Eyre, was published in 1847. The sisters admitted to their Bell pseudonyms in 1848, and by the following year were celebrated in London literary circles.

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