Jane Eyre Hardback
Part of the New Windmills series
This series provides unabridged versions of pre-20th-century novels, complete with an introduction, glossary, extended writing questions and activities.
Their sewn binding and hard laminated covers make them hardwearing for class use.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 544 pages, glossary
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 22/06/1993
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780435126025
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Review by NJO
I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it. Despite the fact it was written in the 1800's I found it was very easy to read and understand when compared to say Dickens or other writers of that period. It is mainly a love story but it is also a mystery. The main characther Jane Eyre has had an unhappy and difficult childhood. She becomes a governess and goes to live at a large country house. She starts to develop feelings for her boss the Earl of Rochester who seems to feel affection for her but there are obstacles in the way. The difference in age and class and also dark secrets from his past could prevent them from being together. I really enjoyed this book although I did have a few problems with it due to the attitudes at the time it was written there is some (perhaps not entirely obvious)racism. The portrait she paints of a mixed race woman is not exactly flattering but typical of the period (the jewish charachter Fagan in Oliver Twist). Apart from that I really enjoyed it and thought it was extremely well written.