Paperback, 728 pages

English language

Published April 9, 1981 by Thorpe.

ISBN:
978-0-7089-8015-6
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4 stars (22 reviews)

The novel is set somewhere in the north of England. Jane's childhood at Gateshead Hall, where she is emotionally and physically abused by her aunt and cousins; her education at Lowood School, where she acquires friends and role models but also suffers privations and oppression; her time as the governess of Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with her Byronic employer, Edward Rochester; her time with the Rivers family, during which her earnest but cold clergyman cousin, St John Rivers, proposes to her. Will she or will she not marry him?

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Lately, I've been going through a list of books that I have been meaning to read for awhile but for one reason or another, have never read. Jane Eyre is one of those; It's been on my 'to read' list since 6th grade when I read a severely abridged version in a magazine in English class. The language threw me for a loop at first; it's been far too long since I have last read a book that was not written during the latter half of the 20th century or later. But I soon got over that and delved into the story. The story was just as tragic as I remembered it but I loved it. Brontë pulled me in and made me root for Jane throughout the book. The writing style was wonderful and her turns of phrases memorable. It's a perfect book for any romantic, which I most …

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Subjects

  • Large type books.
  • Classics
  • Fiction
  • Romance
  • Historical Fiction
  • Tragedy