Thursday, February 13, 2014
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Company
Date Published: October 16, 1847
Pages: 571 (paperback)
Genre: Classic, gothic fiction, mystery, romance
Age Range: 13+ (for reading difficulty)
Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.
This is one of my FAVORITE books of all time. I love the intense, crippling, and gothic romance between Mr. Rochester and Jane. This is one book that I can promise you I will read more than once. This is a wonderful classic with fantastic writing that will keep you at the edge of your seat at all times, from the intense romance between Jane and Mr. Rochester to the strange and hold-your-breath moments between Jane and Mr. Rochester's insane wife, and to the normal days that Jane goes through at Thornfield.