Jane Eyre
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Jane Eyre
Charlotte Brontë
Literature
Aug 11, 2018
Destitute young woman leaves rotten boarding school for job as governess in sprawling mansion, falls in love with broodingly handsome employer with dark secret. In the twenty-first century, the plot of Jane Eyre might sound clichéd, yet Charlotte Brontë’s 1847 novel, about a plain orphan girl exceeding her lot in life through righteousness and strong will tempered by desire, was and remains a true original. In a very real way Jane Eyre made available to readers modes of feeling that had never been articulated quite so tellingly before. As only the most powerful stories can, it seems to invent through expression the emotional truths it explores.
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Nov 28, 2018
Lovely.
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Jan 1, 2019
A great book for young people
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Jan 4, 2019
My favorite romantic gothic novel. Wonderful!
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Jan 10, 2019
My favorite of all the Bronte sisters' works.
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Jan 12, 2019
It’s just such a tragically beautiful book.
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Jan 13, 2019
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Jan 29, 2019
Have and have read
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Feb 2, 2019
My absolute favourite book of all time. Classic.
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Mar 29, 2019
Great book!
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May 25, 2019
A classic.
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Feb 16
Great story. Harder to get through than expected. Parts I skimmed. But most I was drawn into. Satisfied when I finished.
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One of my favourite books growing up, and I've read it repeatedly over the years. There is also a lot of great literary criticism on this novel. This is a formative book for my reading life.
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