Sunday, January 31, 2010

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Genre: classic, gothic romance, historical
FTC Disclosure: Bought along time ago in an unremembered bookstore...
Published: 1847
Pages: 488
Content: PG for adult themes
Reading Challenges: All About the Brontes Challenge, A to Z Challenge (Title J), Gilmore Girls Challenge

One Line Summary: Tragic, beautiful, and romantic, a classic!

I love this book! It's one of my all-time favorites. It resonated so well with me when I first read it as a teenager. How to be true to yourself, independent, and make the best of your life no matter the circumstances. And of course, the romance between Mr. Rochester and Jane was so beautiful. I wanted someone to love me like that one day!

I love how she was able to stand up for herself to Mrs. Reed her cruel aunt, the evil Mr. Brocklehurst, her self-righteous and controlling cousin St. John, and even her beloved Mr. Rochester when he would have her go against her moral fiber.


It was wonderful to learn more about Charlotte and her life and how much shows up in her novel. It made this reread even better!

Rating: 5/5

12 comments:

  1. I love the way Jane grows in this book, all the while staying true to herself.

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  2. So glad you love this book, too. I first read Jane Eyre when I was about 12 yrs. old, and this was my first "real" piece of literature that I read on my own. I felt like I was forever changed when I finished it.

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  3. This is one of my all-time faves too. I think it was the first classic literature I tried to read on my own as a teen. You've made me want to reread it!

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  4. This is one of my all time favorites! It's the first book that I remember being in love with the hero!

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  5. I read this for the first time last year, and about 2 minutes after I finished, I wanted to read it again. It pained me to have to return it to the library. I've acquired my own copy since then, which I just got back from a friend today. I need to read it again this year!

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  7. Great review! Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorite books as well. I love the romance, but I also love how Jane is a strong woman.

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  8. I enjoyed reading Jane Eyre last year and was amazed at her character development. It was definitely a good read and I'm glad you enjoyed it as well.

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  9. cool vintage-y book cover. i read this awhile ago. and don't remember it so well. i heard some say they prefer mr rochester to mr darcy. hmmm, i may have to do a re-read.

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  10. I really need to try this book again... I coundnt get into it and then I see great reviews like this!

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  11. This is on "my list" this year. Have heard mixed thoughts about it which makes me want to read it even more to see which side of the fence I'll be on.

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  12. I just read Jane Eyre-a true master work of the novel-I looked at the colonial ramifications of the work in my post and am really wondering how others feel on this issue-there are some disturbing references in the novels-I really enjoyed your review

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