Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in JANE EYRE Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubl Fiery love, shocking twists of fate, and tragic mysteries put a lonely governess in jeopardy in JANE EYRE Orphaned a...

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Title:Jane Eyre
Author:Charlotte Brontë
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:507 pages pages

Jane Eyre Reviews

  • Cristin
    Jun 21, 2007

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

  • Diane
    Jan 26, 2009

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

  • Gabriella
    Aug 27, 2007

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

  • Cecily
    May 30, 2008

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

  • Stephen
    Oct 20, 2011

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

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    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

    I just really love this book. Jane is such a strong strong character who does what she believes is right no matter what and the SASS is so real. I love it. As per usual, I loved it, though I feel like the older I get the more I notice the seriously problematic things in it. But Jan...

    Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them. - Italo Calvino, Why Read the Classics? There is no second or third or nineteenth time for me. This is the first time I...

    A CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH REVIEW: Hamlet vs. Jane Eyre! Setting: A small town in the Old West. Sheriff Hamlet is relaxing out in front of the General Store. Suddenly Polonius comes running down the middle of the dirt road at the center of town, waving his hands in the air, shoutin...

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Dec 23, 2008

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

  • Manny
    Dec 20, 2008

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

  • Grace Tjan
    Aug 24, 2009

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

  • Ellen
    Nov 09, 2009

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

  • Rowena
    Dec 28, 2011

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??????? Plain Jane ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????????????? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??????..?...

    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

  • Melanie
    Apr 22, 2018

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Jun 17, 2017

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

  • 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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

  • Steph Sinclair
    Jul 31, 2012

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

  • Vinaya
    Dec 21, 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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

  • Henry Avila
    Jul 27, 2011

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

  • Garima
    Jun 30, 2013

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??????? Plain Jane ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????????????? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??????..?...

    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

    I just really love this book. Jane is such a strong strong character who does what she believes is right no matter what and the SASS is so real. I love it. As per usual, I loved it, though I feel like the older I get the more I notice the seriously problematic things in it. But Jan...

    Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them. - Italo Calvino, Why Read the Classics? There is no second or third or nineteenth time for me. This is the first time I...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Feb 11, 2013

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

  • Maureen
    Jul 09, 2012

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??????? Plain Jane ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????????????? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??????..?...

    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

    I just really love this book. Jane is such a strong strong character who does what she believes is right no matter what and the SASS is so real. I love it. As per usual, I loved it, though I feel like the older I get the more I notice the seriously problematic things in it. But Jan...

  • Samadrita
    Nov 05, 2012

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

  • Ana
    Feb 03, 2017

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

  • Matthew
    Jan 08, 2013

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Oct 05, 2013

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    Jul 08, 2013

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

  • Helene Jeppesen
    Nov 06, 2014

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

  • Mansuriah Hassan
    Oct 14, 2016

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??????? Plain Jane ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????????????? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??????..?...

    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

    I just really love this book. Jane is such a strong strong character who does what she believes is right no matter what and the SASS is so real. I love it. As per usual, I loved it, though I feel like the older I get the more I notice the seriously problematic things in it. But Jan...

    Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them. - Italo Calvino, Why Read the Classics? There is no second or third or nineteenth time for me. This is the first time I...

    A CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH REVIEW: Hamlet vs. Jane Eyre! Setting: A small town in the Old West. Sheriff Hamlet is relaxing out in front of the General Store. Suddenly Polonius comes running down the middle of the dirt road at the center of town, waving his hands in the air, shoutin...

    One of my reading goals is to read as much classic literature as I can. And I am glad that I chose this book. Jane Eyre tells a story of a very likable personage - orphan girl Jane Eyre who, after her parents' deaths lived with her aunt and three cousins who heartily hated her, then at...

  • Bookdragon Sean
    Feb 26, 2014

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

  • Nayra.Hassan
    May 31, 2016

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??????? Plain Jane ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????????????? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??????..?...

  • İntellecta
    May 20, 2017

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre", is set in England, in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan, of that name, who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, that goal, can ever be reached. Hated by h...

    ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??????? Plain Jane ????????? ?????? ??? ???? ???? ??? ????????????? ??? ??? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ???? ????? ?? ??? ???? ?? ???? ??????..?...

    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

    I just really love this book. Jane is such a strong strong character who does what she believes is right no matter what and the SASS is so real. I love it. As per usual, I loved it, though I feel like the older I get the more I notice the seriously problematic things in it. But Jan...

    Classics are books which, the more we think we know them through hearsay, the more original, unexpected, and innovative we find them when we actually read them. - Italo Calvino, Why Read the Classics? There is no second or third or nineteenth time for me. This is the first time I...

    A CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH REVIEW: Hamlet vs. Jane Eyre! Setting: A small town in the Old West. Sheriff Hamlet is relaxing out in front of the General Store. Suddenly Polonius comes running down the middle of the dirt road at the center of town, waving his hands in the air, shoutin...

    One of my reading goals is to read as much classic literature as I can. And I am glad that I chose this book. Jane Eyre tells a story of a very likable personage - orphan girl Jane Eyre who, after her parents' deaths lived with her aunt and three cousins who heartily hated her, then at...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

  • Miranda Reads
    Mar 17, 2018

    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 and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

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

    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 all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    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 story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Charl...

    Looooooooove!!! ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredibl...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    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! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I, Ana, take you, Mr. Rochester, to be my lawful wedded husband (I'm sure my boyfriend won't mind). Back off fangirls, he is mine. I needed something to make me stop thinking about Heathcliff and Catherine and their horror love story. So, naturally, I chose Jane Eyre. Yes, i...

    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 and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    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 REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory Gilmore Challenge ...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...