Jane Eyre, Paperback
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Introduction and Notes by Dr Sally Minogue, Canterbury Christ Church University College.

Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction.

Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage.

She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order.

All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester.

However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.

Ultimately the grand passion of Jane and Rochester is called upon to survive cruel revelation, loss and reunion, only to be confronted with tragedy.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages, notes, bibliography
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • 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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