3 journalers for this copy...
Jane Eyre is one of the great romantic heroines of world literature.
Orphaned into cold charity at the hands of her rich cousins and, later, at Lowood School, Jane escapes to take up a position as governess to the young ward of Mr Rochester. Their love affair, Jane's discovery of Rochester's secret - hideously concealed int he attic of Thornfield Hall - and her desperate flight are told in a drama of passionate intensity whose pace never slackens.
Jane Eyre is a love story with a happy ending, rare in its time for its sympathetic portrayal of the love of a married man for another woman. It is, as Thackeray said, 'The masterwork of a great genius.'
Recommended reading for A103.
Offered as BookRing.
French-girl - Netherlands - Intl
mellowdaisy - UK - Intl if nec
laura0141 - UK - ENDS
I must admit I wasn’t looking for a pleasant reading, I wanted to fill the gaps left by my education. But I really did enjoy myself. I loved how Bronte creates atmospheres; I really got carried away by the book. So much I was feeling uncomfortable because of the chilly weather, when it was actually above 20*C in the real world. :-)
Eventually, I cannot but pinpoint Mss Bronte didn’t much like the French; the heartless mistress Mss Varens is French. Adèle, quite an annoying child at the beginning grows up to be a “pleasing companion” later, thanks to “a sound English education [that] corrected in great measure her French defects” (sic)
Thank you Laura0104!!!!
I'll post the book tomorrow monday!
02/10: off to mellowdaisy!
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