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Jane Eyre

Brontë, Charlotte (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Jane Eyre


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In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
Authors: Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
Title: Jane Eyre
Publisher: New York :, HarperTeen,, 2011
Edition: 1st HarperTeen ed
Characteristics: x, 659, 16 p. ;,21 cm
Summary: In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
ISBN: 0062015621
Branch Call Number: FICTION Bro
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Report This Nov 02, 2013
  • nontechmom rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a perfect novel. I've enjoyed it even better the second time I've read it.

I love this book!! It was a little boring at first but worth getting through! :D

Report This Jun 14, 2013
  • JennyX rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I had to read this for English class during the school year. We started it around December 2012 and finished it around March 2013. Suffice to say, an already tedious and large volume was dragged out. My personal opinion on this book is that the plot is well constructed, but the excessive details are unnecessary. I understand that descriptions can add beauty, but in this case, it was overdone. The feminist undertones were also a bit overwhelming; Jane Eyre slightly reminds me of Lisbeth Salander from Steig Larsson's famous Millenium Series. In both novels, the main female protagonist is portrayed as overly independent in an attempt to portray feminism. However, I must say that Bronte did a great job in conveying Jane's thoughts to the reader. I was always able to understand why Jane did such actions because I could put myself in Jane's shoes. I recommend this book only because it is a classic, and you cannot call yourself educated unless you have endured this book.

Report This Jun 09, 2013
  • WVMLBookClubTitles rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

It’s hard to imagine anyone who hasn’t heard of the story of plain and penniless Jane Eyre—orphaned at an early age, mistreated by cruel relatives, banished to an austere boarding school, and hired to be a governess at Thornfield Hall, home of the mysterious and brooding Mr. Rochester. Jane encounters hardships and heartbreak and even things that go bump in the night, but it’s Jane’s indomitable spirit, her quiet dignity, her sense of justice, her quest for equality, and her yearning for a balance between freedom and love that resonate with readers and make her the enduring literary heroine she is today. There’s a reason this classic Victorian novel has spawned countless film and literary adaptations.

Report This Dec 17, 2012
  • ehbooklover rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I’m not normally a huge fan of the "classics" but I decided to read this one after it was recommended by a coworker. A gothic romance chock full of dark secrets, eerie settings, and a strong and sympathetic female protagonist, this was a real page-turner (aside from a particular section of the book which was slow at best). But don’t give up. The ending was totally worth it!

Report This Sep 20, 2012
  • cmm740 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Well, I will be the first to admit that I am not usually a fan of the "classics." However, after much cajoling from a friend of mine, I finally decided to give it a read. Much, much to my surprise, I loved it! This is a romance for people like me, who think themselves too cynical to like romance stories. Dark and brooding, it's unbelievable that it was published in the 1800s.

Report This Aug 27, 2012
  • aramonak rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It was great to hear on NPR today that an updated biography of the Bronte family by Juliet Barker has come out. Sounds even better than the previous edition. I loved reading Jane Eyre and may have to take on the new biography; Jane is a powerful character as is Mr. Rochester. Their romance is compelling, mysterious, and it amazed me how both were so well portrayed throughout. This is not to say that I fell in love with either of them; they were perverse in ways I found annoying, but the characters were convincingly just that--seemingly real characters.

This book is fantastic, it' s one of my absolute favorite classics. Jane is a very relateable heroine and Mr. Rochester is made of awesome :) I love the setting, all the characthers and just arrrg I love the whole book. Especially the ending....;)

Report This Aug 17, 2012
  • yve168 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this was a beautiful book. the story was endearing to your heart and to your soul

Report This Aug 14, 2012
  • Agent13 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the early proponents of feminism, Ms. Bronte's themes shook up the establishment when this book was first published over a century ago. The story of how this book was brought to the public eye is interesting in itself (read the book jacket and the introduction for the details). Don't let the "Classic" label fool you. This book is easy to read and is very thought provoking. I did have my dictionary near my side occasionally, though.

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Report This Feb 21, 2011
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A poor orphan cared for by an abusive Aunt grows up to be a governess at Thornfield Hall, an estate owned by the wealthy Edward Rochester. There she falls in love with Edward only to discover that he is already married to a madwoman.

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Report This Dec 31, 2013
  • Purplekat7 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"Reader, I married him."

Report This Sep 24, 2012
  • Maggie_Rose520 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest--blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am: ever more absolutely bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. I know no weariness of my Edward's society: he knows none of mine, any more than we each do the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms; consequently, we are ever together. To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long: to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him, all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in chatacter--perfect concord is the result."

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charlotte Bronte on morals: "I care for myself....Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigour; stringent are they; inviolate they shall be."

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charlotte Bronte on experience: "I don't think, sir, you have a right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have- your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience."

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charlotte Bronte on feminism: "Women are suppose to be very calm generally: but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties, and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making pudding and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex."

Report This Jul 16, 2012
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charlotte Bronte on hate: "It is not violence that best overcomes hate- nor vengeance that most certainly heals injury....Love your enemies; bless them that curse you; do good to them that hate you and despitefully use you."

Report This Apr 25, 2011
  • étoile rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last."

Report This Apr 25, 2011
  • étoile rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Remorse is the poison of life."

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