Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

by Charlotte Brontë
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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed. With a heroine full of yearning, the dangerous secrets she encounters, and the choices she finally makes, Charlotte Bronte's innovative and enduring romantic novel continues to engage and provoke readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780673583536
Publisher: Addison-Wesley

About the Author

Charlotte Bronte lived from 1816 to 1855. In 1824 she was sent away to school with her four sisters and they were treated so badly that their father brought them home to Haworth in Yorkshire. The elder two sisters died within a few days and Charlotte and her sisters Emily and Anne were brought up in the isolated village. They were often lonely and loved to walk on the moors. They were all great readers and soon began to write small pieces of verse and stories.

Once Charlotte’s informal education was over she began to work as a governess and teacher in Yorkshire and Belgium so that she could add to the low family income and help to pay for her brother Branwell’s art education. Charlotte was a rather nervous young woman and didn’t like to be away from home for too long. The sisters began to write more seriously and published poetry in 1846 under male pen names – there was a lot of prejudice against women writers. The book was not a success and the sisters all moved on to write novels. Charlotte’s best-known book, Jane Eyre, appeared in 1847 and was soon seen as a work of genius. Charlotte really knew how to make characters and situations come alive.

Charlotte’s life was full of tragedy, never more so than when her brother Branwell and sisters Emily and Anne died within a few months in 1848/49. She married her father’s curate in 1854 but died in 1855, before her fortieth birthday.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!!! It really makes you think of all of the possibilities in life. It has really high vocab but the nook has a built in dictionary so you can understand it( Im a 12 year old and I read it).Everyone has to read this book because it teaches you many things about life. I won't say what happened ( because I dont want to ruin it for you) but I reccomend it for everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for those whom appreciate details, old english writing style(yet very understandable), a romantic tragedy, and the years of a girl becoming a woman. Although, not many will enjoy such book if your not into classics. Hope you enjoy Jane Eyre or give it a try.
Rainyt More than 1 year ago
I love Jane Eyre, but during "Chaptee 1", Jane's relatives are either the Eeeds, the Keeds, or even the Beeds, but rarely the Reeds. Find another version!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adore this book. Read it for the first time at age ten. Several times since. Its amazing how your reading changes as your understanding does.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. I luved it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely one of my all-time favorites. I absolutely love this book!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive read this book about 13 times yet i never get bord of it. Its a fantastic read,thge best book ive ever read and ive read alot. You wont be dissapointed in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my fave classic book ever! I've just started reading classic books. I think I've read three or four now. But I don'think I'll ever read another classic book like Jane Eyre. It was so beautiful and romantic. You can really get into the book and the character. it was very well writen by Mrs. Bronte.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites of all time. I promise you will love Jane Eyre.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Start to finish, Jane Eyre remains gripping. Always a favorite, despite many years of rereading.
Chirkenduse More than 1 year ago
I had never read this book in High School like my daughter did and thought it was about time I read it. It is my daughter's favorite book. It was well written and had a good plot. Writers in the distant past payed a lot more attention to describing in detail the surroundings and the thoughts and feelings going on in the main character's head. Today's authors are too much in a hurry to go into so much detail. Some of the description I wanted to be done with already, but others I greatly enjoyed because it gave me insight into Jane and Mr. Rochester. It made them into real people. This book shows how someone who had a rather wretched childhood could grow up to be a very fine woman. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never before has a book so easily become my favorite. After you get through the first few pages, you can easily understand what Jane is saying in modern terms. I'm not going to lie, it was a little low in the beginning, but as tge story progresses you'll be so sucked into Jane's life. I love this book so much and recommend it 100%!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your going to make a book for someone to enjoy why dont you at least run it through spell check first?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished the book, but so far it bas been astounding! I saw the recent movie and adored, so I am reading the book. Chapter one is slow, but picks up soon. I am shocked by how hooked I was by chapter four. Very elaborate descrptions, but those never caused any harm. Enjoying thoroughly!
Anonymous 8 months ago
I watch the 2014 movie Jane Eyre over and over. Love the story. The book has more details and gives more insight when watching the movie.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Typos are not a problem in this book. ITS A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH BOOK PEOPLE! ITS GOING TO HAVE WORDS THAT WE DONT USE IN DAY-TO-DAY LIFE! GET OVER IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book when I first read it when I was a teenager. I am now in my late sixties and I still love it. I have read this book aloud to all my loved ones and to myself many times and I just decided to visit my friend, Jane, again. I envy those that read it for the first time. It is simply a classic for a reason - it's a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge bookworm. My teacher noticed this and started recommending great works of literature. (Although I was happy wih Harry Potter) First it was Oliver Twist which I did not enjoy as much. This however was AMAZING.
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Reheats soup and offers it to someone (trying to make friends)
Book_and_recipe_Examiner More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre is an orphaned governess who develops romantic feelings for her employer, Mr. Rochester, a man ensconced in tragedy. Sent away to an orphanage as a child by her cruel aunt, Jane's attachments in life have been few. At Lowood, she gains a friend whose perspectives enable Jane to reign in her anger and find beauty in the darkest situations. At nineteen, Jane contentedly finds her place at Thornfield Hall, amidst the friendship of the housekeeper and her little charge, Adele. The peace is disturbed, however, when Edward Rochester, the wealthy, woeful owner of the mansion returns. For Rochester, Jane’s kindness and naivety are a catharsis for his troubled mind, and her imagination a refreshment. Jane finally has a “full life,” until a piece of Rochester’s past shatters her dreams. Jane Eyre is one of the most tragically brilliant pieces of Gothic fiction ever written, at times satisfying everything and nothing in a whirlwind of passion and drama that will appeal to readers for all time. For a themed recipe of Orange Almond Cardamom Cupcakes with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Frosting, as well as similar book recommendations and discussion questions, visit: http://hubpages.com/literature/Jane-Eyre-by-Charlotte-Bronte
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