Jane Eyre Leather / fine binding
Part of the Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection series
This is a classic of nineteenth century literature in beautiful leatherbound format.
This version of Charlotte Bronte's powerful tale makes an artful addition to any home library.
At Thornfield Hall, resolute and independent Jane Eyre finds fulfillment in her duties as governess and the love of her life in her employer Edward Rochester.
But when a dark secret from Rochester's past comes to light, Jane must make the most difficult decision of her life: to stay beside the man she loves regardless of the truth, or to embark upon a new life free of the encumbrances of the past.
Charlotte Bronte's powerful tale of romance and strong wills at odds with one another is a classic of nineteenth century literature.
This exquisite collectible edition features an elegant bonded leather binding, a satin ribbon marker, distinctive stained edging and decorative marbled endpapers.
It's the perfect gift for book-lovers and an artful addition to any home library.
- Format: Leather / fine binding
- Pages: 520 pages, b/w throughout, includes illustrations
- Publisher: Barnes & Noble Inc
- Publication Date: 01/07/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781435129740
- Hardback from £6.39
- Paperback from £2.50
- CD-Audio from £11.05
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Review by Jennifyr
I read this in high school and remembered loving it, so now 6 years later or so I picked it up to re-read it and see if it still struck a chord with me. I love this book still, and devoured it in only a few days. Jane is such a well defined, interesting, amazing lead character, and leads the way for Charlotte Bronte's other characters to be equally well defined and enjoyed. The story line is dreamy, fantastic and toes the line of fairy tale and believable. I understand why this is recommended reading in so many classes, and why so many film makers try (and usually, fail) to create a visual version of Jane Eyre. It's a classic that has stood, and will continue to stand, the tests of time. Highly recommended to all.
Review by pmtracy
The Brontë sisters seem to have shared a fascination with the theme of abused and unwanted wards. In Jane Eyre, it’s the title character that receives the poor treatment at the hands of her aunt and cousins. However, unlike Heathcliff in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, Jane uses her internal strength, intellect and personal integrity to persevere.I found Charlotte’s writing to be smoother and less rigid than Emily’s so I enjoyed Jane Eyre more than Wuthering Heights. The story details Jane’s coming of age, freeing herself from the grasp of her family, and beginning a new life. She falls in love, rejects that love, is offered a comfortable but unloving marriage but rejects that proposal. Ultimately, her decisions prove to have been well thought as she ultimately marries the man she loves. The course of the book is best summarized by a passage towards the end of the novel: “To have yielded [then] would have been an error of principle; to have yielded now would have been an error in judgement.” Through the book, Jane’s adherence to her principles and application of good judgement lead to her happiness.There were some subtle elements of gothic literature employed in Jane Eyre. Jane is a dark, brooding and introspective character. There’s an insane captive locked in the attic, several murder attempts, multiple references to physical ugliness and deformity and burned remains of a mansion. However, this novel is first-and-foremost about relationships. It forces the reader to examine what’s really important in deciding the best “match” for each of us and encourages standing by our principles in not settling for anything other than the best.