Jane Eyre (Book Center), Electronic book text

Jane Eyre (Book Center) Electronic book text

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Jane Eyre, the story of a young girl and her passage into adulthood, was an immediate commercial success at the time of its original publication in 1847.

Its representation of the underside of domestic life and the hypocrisy behind religious enthusiasm drew both praise and bitter criticism, while Charlotte Bronte's striking expose of poor living conditions for children in charity schools as well as her poignant portrayal of the limitations faced by women who worked as governesses sparked great controversy and social debate.

Jane Eyre, Bronte's best-known novel, remains an extraordinary coming-of-age narrative, and one of the great classics of literature.


  • Format: Electronic book text
  • Publisher: Oregan Publishing
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  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9781853260209


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I really prefer the writings of the Bronte family to all other literature of that period. Their books have much more of a plot, and the characters are more layered and appealing than those of Austen. In this book we chart the story of Jane Eyre, and orphan who becomes a governess to Mr Rochester, a dark and brooding man, with a secret. It is wonderfully written, and a joy to read.

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I like this book as a classic. I always struggle with the oldfashioned ideas about women in these kind of books, but Jane is a very strong and likeable character.

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For the longest time, I have had no desire to read Jane Eyre (not really sure why since it is the first Gothic). I really do not know why I waited so long. Yes, as is typical of books from the 1800s, it was a little long in parts, but in others, it read faster than I excepted and the story was simply excellent.

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I think this might be the best novel ever written in English. I'll update this review if I find a better one.

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