Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard. But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbiddin Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives ...

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Title:Jane Eyre
Author:Charlotte Brontë
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Genres:Classics
ISBN:Jane Eyre (Writer's Digest Annotated Classics)
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:532 pages pages

Jane Eyre Reviews

  • Cristin
    Jun 21, 2007

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

  • Diane
    Jan 26, 2009

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

  • Gabriella
    Aug 27, 2007

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jun 08, 2008

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    904. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. Jane Eyre is divided into 38 ...

  • Cecily
    May 30, 2008

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

  •  Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
    Dec 23, 2008

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    904. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. Jane Eyre is divided into 38 ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

  • Manny
    Dec 20, 2008

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

  • Grace Tjan
    Aug 24, 2009

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

  • Ellen
    Nov 09, 2009

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

  • Rowena
    Dec 28, 2011

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    904. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. Jane Eyre is divided into 38 ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    Jane Eyre was the inaugural selection of the newly formed Novel Notions Classics Club. The ladies of the site: TS, Emma, Hafa, and myself; have found that embarking on more difficult works as a group enhances our enjoyment of the chosen novel tremendously. Chatting with these women d...

    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

  • Melanie
    Apr 22, 2018

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Jun 17, 2017

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

  • Nataliya
    May 02, 2010

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

  • Steph Sinclair
    Jul 31, 2012

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

  • Vinaya
    Dec 21, 2010

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

  • Henry Avila
    Jul 27, 2011

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

  • Celeste
    Jun 28, 2012

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    904. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. Jane Eyre is divided into 38 ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    Jane Eyre was the inaugural selection of the newly formed Novel Notions Classics Club. The ladies of the site: TS, Emma, Hafa, and myself; have found that embarking on more difficult works as a group enhances our enjoyment of the chosen novel tremendously. Chatting with these women d...

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Feb 11, 2013

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

  • Maureen
    Jul 09, 2012

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    904. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. Jane Eyre is divided into 38 ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

    Jane Eyre was the inaugural selection of the newly formed Novel Notions Classics Club. The ladies of the site: TS, Emma, Hafa, and myself; have found that embarking on more difficult works as a group enhances our enjoyment of the chosen novel tremendously. Chatting with these women d...

    I get the feeling that Jane Eyre may have ruined future English classics for me. I find it hard to imagine other classics topping this one. This was actually a book that I had no interest in reading because I had been underwhelmed by a Jane Eyre miniseries I watched several years ago. ...

    I just really love this book. Jane is such a strong strong character who does what she believes is right no matter what and the SASS is so real. I love it. As per usual, I loved it, though I feel like the older I get the more I notice the seriously problematic things in it. But Jan...

  • Samadrita
    Nov 05, 2012

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

  • Matthew
    Jan 08, 2013

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Oct 05, 2013

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

  • Dana Ilie
    Aug 09, 2013

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

  • Helene Jeppesen
    Nov 06, 2014

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

    One of the most beloved novels in history for many generations ; "Jane Eyre" is set in England in the 1800's . The story of a neglected girl orphan of that name who never gives up her dream of happiness, no matter how remote a possibility, this goal can ever be reached. Hated by her cr...

    Reader, she married him. ...

    EDIT - 22/04/2015:- The following review was written in paroxysms of adoration which I no longer feel hence a star is being ducked. Now that I have read Wide Sargasso Sea and re-read Wuthering Heights, Rochester and Jane's attraction as characters of high morals has waned in my eyes....

    904. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bront Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Bront, published under the pen name "Currer Bell", on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England. Jane Eyre is divided into 38 ...

    It seems silly to say that a book can affect you on a profound level. well I definitely believe in this power that a good book has. Jane Eyre is one of them. I cannot say that this was an easy book to read. But it was a book that I was very enriched by reading. Romance is a genre that ...

    I just finished this book in the early hours of the morning, and I'm left with a heavy but happy heart and a smile on my face. I clung to those last pages like nothing else - not wanting the story to end - and this is even a reread for me. This goes to show how much I love this book ...

  • Sean Barrs the Bookdragon
    Feb 26, 2014

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

  • Lisa
    Jun 25, 2014

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

  • emma
    Apr 30, 2015

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Apr 14, 2017

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

    Anyone else didn't love the romance in here? ...

  • İntellecta
    May 20, 2017

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...

    ??Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.? ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.?? I am glad that in 1847 Cha...

    I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem ?hip? and ?cool? and ?relatable? and ?down with the teens? - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It?s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of po...

    Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a love story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a life story? His downfall and h...

    For years I've been saying that Jane Eyre is my favorite novel of all time-- and that it is. The character of Jane is, to me, one of the most admirable and appealing fictional characters of all time. Poor and plain she may be, but her spirit is indomitable. In an era when women wer...

    I read this book back in High School. I hated it. I thought it was boring and stupid and all I wanted to do was spread the word that this book was terrible and no one should read it. I had it marked one star on Goodreads and it had a home on my least favorite shelf. Well, I have bee...

    I'm bumping Jane Eyre up to the full five stars on this reread. It has its Victorian melodramatic moments (horrible aunt! and cousins! (view spoiler)[mad wife secretly hidden away in the attic! heroine starving in the wilderness! (hide spoiler)] ), but overall I found this story of a p...

    ?I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.? Okay, so high school Melanie did not appreciate Jane Eyre! But thankfully, many years later, and because of a few friend?s encouragement, I have seen the light and righted my wrongs...

    2018 - I highly recommend the audiobook narrated by Thandie Newton! It's beautiful! 2016 - I think this may be my favourite book of all time. Video Review -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E8ys... Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge Notes: - 11. A book from the Rory ...

    [The picture disappeared which made the comments rather irrelevant.:] ?Oh course, Rush Limbaugh is nuts. In December 2007, on a radio show with an audience of 14.5 million, Limbaugh asked this question about the former first lady's presidential prospects, after an incredi...

    "I love reading", says a 15-year-old girl in class today. This is so unusual that I smile like a maniac. "Really? I am so glad to hear that. What are you reading at the moment?" "Jane Eyre, and it is very hard to understand, but I am 100 pages into it now, and I think it is g...

    I often think of classics as "required reading," usually accompanied by a barely suppressed groan. Because, surely, they can't actually be any good. I'm not sure why I've always associated well-known and well-loved classics as such, but I suppose it must be the expectation to love it j...

    SPOILER ALERT. YOU MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON READING JANE EYRE. I read Jane Eyre for the first time as an adult and I can't help but feel sorry for every junior high or high school student who was forced to read this book. I thought getting through this boo...

    Now I know why Charlotte Bronte said this of Jane Austen: "The passions are perfectly unknown to her: she rejects even a speaking acquaintance with that stormy sisterhood". I love Jane, but Charlotte REALLY knows how to write about passion, romantic or otherwise. If Jane?s books are ...

    Jane Eyre makes me want to be a better person. Her goodness, her humility, her frankness, her passion, her fierce will and her moral compass are all inspiring. And yet, I also love her faults. Jane has a temper, she gets jealous, she fights back, and at times she is too obedient, es...

    Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte is composed of many wonderful dialogues. The author likes it very much because it is wonderful, alive and intense in my mind. This book is highly recommended for all readers who love to read love stories and have a fascination with historical styles. ...

  • Miranda Reads
    Mar 17, 2018

    Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Roch...

    Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist, a nineteenth-century feminist, light-year...

    FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an...

    I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly... ...

    "Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and...