Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Charlotte Bronte's impassioned novel is the love story of Jane Eyre, a plain yet spirited governess, and her arrogant, brooding Mr. Rochester. Published in 1847, under the pseudonym of Currer Bell, the book heralded a new kind of heroine--one whose virtuous integrity, keen intellect and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers to win equal stature with the man she loved. Hailed by William Makepeace Thackeray as "the masterwork of great genius," Jane Eyre is still regarded, over a century later, as one of the finest novels in English literature.

This book is one that doesn't need explaining nor an introduction really. It is the famous and influential novel written by english writer Charlotte Bronte. It was first published in London, England, in 1847 under the title Jane Eyre. The first American edition was released the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York.

The novel focuses on the romance between Jane Eyre (a teacher) and Edward Rochester (her wealthy employer). Through reading the book Bronte reveals a feminist message (the Penguin edition of Jane Eyre describes the work as an "influential feminist text" because of its indepth exploration of a strong female character's feelings). In the novel Jane the heroine argues for sexual equality by refusing to submit fully to the restrictive expectations of early Victorian society.

I read this book one summer and went through it in a couple of days. I instantly fell in love with the story unable to put it down. By summers end I had read it several times. It is on the list among my all time favourites. It was a roller coaster ride filled with the high of highs and gut retching lows. Every time I read it I feel as if I'm reading it for the first time. It is a classic for a reason. If you've read it high five, if you haven't.. well get on it. I highly recommend this book.


  1. This is my absolute favourite book ever and I loved your review of it. I came across the new cover on a different blog today and I just don't know how I feel about it. It feels like a Twilight rip off to me - it is beautiful don't get me wrong. It just feels strange to have a classic wrapped up like a mainstream YA.

  2. I agree with you Bonnie, it does look like the twilight cover. I do think that they were trying to grab the Ya audience with the it though. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. This is one of my all time favourite stories!

    I'm still undecided about the new cover - probably trying to catch the YA market.

    I'm a new follower!

  4. Jane Eyre is a great book-I am glad we are now mutual followers-parts of her Vilette are totally wonderful also

  5. Best book ever! I own three different copies. A nice hardcover, the illustrated edition, and the Penguin classics edition. Love them! It's the only book I own more than one copy of.

  6. Great review!!!--Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorites!!!!

    *AND* I see you're a Harry Potter fan!--I'm a new follower--So glad I found your blog--gorgeous design!!!--Can't wait to read more!!! :)


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