Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë & F.H. Townsend

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë & F.H. Townsend

  • Release Date: 2011-01-06
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,631 Ratings

Description

In Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë creates one of the greatest literary heroines of all time. Orphaned as a girl and raised by an abusive aunt, Jane grows into a woman with a deep sense of morality and the courage to resist injustice. As Brontë's novel follows her path to adulthood, Jane struggles with poverty, the restraints of social conventions, and a forbidden romance with her employer Mr. Rochester. Brontë dives into a subject matter darker and more serious than many of her contemporaries, including mental and physical abuse, financial ruin, insanity, and loveless marriages. Yet through it all, Jane remains steadfast, clinging to a morality defined by her character rather than society's mores.

Reviews

  • Crying Tears of Joy!!

    5
    By Asksundbdhendjdnd
    I had to read this book for my advanced reading class. My teacher was very excited about the book which made me more excited. This book was written perfectly. I love the plot and where it takes you. I would recommend this book to everyone since there is something for everyone. Love, Adventure, Craziness, Comedy and Passion. Please read this book for it will for ever change your life.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Cup100
    Wow, never have I been so into a book as I have been with Jane Eyre. Bronte was an amazing author, as she has written this story with such amazing character development and detail. Never will I forget such a book as Jane Eyre. I, being a guy and thinking this book was for girls, was a mistake of mine. I recommend this book to everyone. Can't wait to see the movie!
  • BORING!!!!!!

    1
    By John101010101
    This book just lacks a hook for a young reader
  • Jane Eyre

    5
    By Lucy2Burt
    Well written, although some words are no longer a part of our language, very easy to figure out the meaning. A book I enjoyed as a teen and now as a senior citizen.
  • Pretty good

    5
    By Anonymous Music Lover26
    The writing is great, but I found the ending disappointing and cut short. If you don't like classic books you probably won't like this. I found it enjoyable, and watching Jane go from SPOILERS!!! having nothing to being married and rich is inspirational. Something that kind of ruined the book for me was my dislike of Mr. Rochester. I couldn't understand why Jane loved him, as she constantly was saying that he was ugly and old. She was only 19 when she married a guy 20 years older than her? That's kind of creepy to me, but I guess that was common in those times, and she did love him and that means appearance doesn't matter. I loved the descriptions of the beautiful manors and setting. This is a book you should definitely read.
  • Jane Eyre

    5
    By The Public Opinion 100
    Wonderful story!!!
  • Jane Eyre - best classic I've ever read

    5
    By Funny0621
    Stirring language stimulates your deepest thoughts and emotions.
  • Joyful!

    5
    By 5mango
    The best book I've read in a long time, I didn't want it to end. The innocence and simplicity of the life of man long ago. Loved it!
  • Jane Eyer they call them classics for a reason.

    4
    By Inmynextlife
    I found it slow to start. But in true classic form I was pulled in turning pages faster and fast yet not wanting it to end. Even if you know the tale Brontë slips in twists that add to the read. Delightful.
  • Required Reading

    4
    By Jane:)bm:):):)
    For me, this book was assigned in class for us to read. I go to an early college high school and I can honestly say I was one of three people who liked it. It was absolute torture for the boys (and quite funny to watch them read it), some of the girls could tolerate it to some degree, but I like it. I liked the romance, the mystery haunting, and the the language. I didn't want to go back to talking like a stupid teenager after reading (can you blame me?). The only part that tested my patience was the four chapters before the wedding-four! I think to much detail went into her crying, questioning, and arguing. I liked this story, but it will be torturous to all other high school students. Good luck