Jane Eyre [a Drama in Five Acts]

Jane Eyre [a Drama in Five Acts]

by Charlotte Brontë, John Brougham

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ISBN-13: 9780343026943
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/14/2018
Pages: 20
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.04(d)

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Jane Eyre 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Alexandra macias More than 1 year ago
I am only 2 pages in and already there are exactly 7 typos. I'm not even going to bother.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The plot is timeless, and the characters are captivating. Trully revolutionay for the time period it was written in- cleverly feminist in nature without being pushy. Easy to read,ecspecially with errotic, musing characters like Edward Rochester (sigh, swoon)
keristars on LibraryThing 28 days ago
The new Norton Critical Edition of _Jane Eyre_ is absolutely fantastic. The addition of contextual information just blew me away when I saw it. I have an old Tor copy of the novel that, while quite good, just doesn't compare to this. Among the contexts are letters from Charlotte during her time as a governess, records from her stay at school (much like Jane's!), and excerpts/descriptions of Bewick's Birds, which plays such an important part in the novel. What a wonderful copy of the book to have!The story of Jane Eyre itself is quite good, I should add. It is, of course, a common assignment in school, but no wonder when it has so much weight in the 19th Century English-language canon, and so much impact on modern romance novels.Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorite novels, and I always find something new and intriguing in it. It is well-crafted and leaves nothing of importance out. (Not that one can say the same of the many movie adaptations...)
StephJoan on LibraryThing 28 days ago
So romantic I remember my heart beating whenever Mr. Rochester would show up.
syntheticvox on LibraryThing 28 days ago
An utterly touching novel that presents the emotionally deep and ideologically stalwart Jane Eyre to the reader over the course of years. This particular edition, with its introductory and supplemental material, is exceptional.
soniaandree on LibraryThing 30 days ago
Used for the Open University course AA316 'The 19th C novel'. This 'bibliography' is as appealing now as it was then - Jane's youthful rebellion, her courage, the constant struggle against opposing forces and the final, peaceful, outcome, have all made the novel's success. Many themes can become apparent to the discerning reader: postcolonial, marxist, gender-related... The novel has many layers of understanding, as the more we read it, the more we perceive some important background information, because many mysteries get solved in the book: Jane Eyre's origin, the 'madwoman in the attic' s role in Rochester's life, or Jane's family link to the Rivers, for example. As ever, this is a classic novel that should *already* be in your library. If not, then do get a copy! :-)
nielspeterqm on LibraryThing 30 days ago
The "pale little elf" Jane, the master of Thornfield, & that ghostly vampire in the manor attic: a fantasy universe without anything supernatural. With the subtlety of Jane Austen & the harsh bleakness of Charlotte's sister Emily Brontë, this is an exceptional literary product of the Victorian age. The story itself is trivial & incredible at almost every step. But the narration & character gallery - which includes such complex, sorcerous figures as the fanatic clergyman & missionary StJohn Rivers - makes you drown conventional notions of realism & lose yourself in a spare, monochrome, yet infinitely deep simulation.The 2011 film by C Fukunaga does good justice to the book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
One of my favorite books of all time!
drruth on LibraryThing 5 months ago
With the exception of the religious self-punishment section, which seems more dated than the rest, the novel holds up well and the concerns about women's place in society remain relevant today. And of course the romance story is essential and powerful and effective, just as it always was.
bromeliad_water on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I can't emphasize this enough: Just jump in and give this book a try, even if it's only so that you might see who Jane Eyre actually is. I've read the book a number of times, and yet can never quite get my head around her! Homely and orphaned, but fiercely smart and fiercely independent, Jane is forever striving to better her situation and her self while maintaining her own self-respect according to her uncompromising morals. Jane is one of a kind -- a woman of great constitution in literature, who moves with stunning competence and level-headedness through the world, despite her losses and the oppressive rules of a society that does not favor her class or sex. Charlotte Brontë has REALLY created someone special here -- not to mention the gripping, tragic romance that makes the novel such a compelling read to begin with!
whitewavedarling on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Jane Eyre is one of my favorites, and the criticism here is enlightening and worth reading for the most part. As a critical edition, this one succeeds and draws you in even after the story at particular points.
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
Nina_the_Writer More than 1 year ago
I needed this book to work on an English paper its great because you have the entire novel and essay
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read this in English when I was 10 years old. Now, 40 years later, I am reading it in French and am loving it again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!
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thirstingforfiction More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre was absolutely fabulous to read. I had to read it for an essay I had to write but I really enjoyed it. The characters were interesting and mysterious, the plot was great, the writing style was easy to read yet gave the whole story a lot of color. I would greatly recommend it to everyone I meet. The critical commentary was also very interesting and very imformative.