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"Jane Eyre," Charlotte Brontë's most beloved novel, describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. The loneliness and cruelty of Jane Eyre's childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Ever since its publication in 1847, "Jane Eyre" has enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. "Jane Eyre" lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving and unforgettable portrayal of a woman's quest for self-respect. "At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë." -Virginia Woolf

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Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) was an English novelist, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters whose novels are English literature standards. Charlotte Brontë, who used the pen name Currer Bell, wrote Jane Eyre.


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I am Jane Eyre 17 juin 2010
Par E. A Solinas - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Broché
It's hard to imagine a better gothic romance than "Jane Eyre" -- gloomy vast houses, mysterious secrets, and a brooding haunted man with a dark past.

In fact, Charlotte Bronte's classic novel has pretty much everything going for it -- beautiful settings, a passionate romance tempered by iron-clad morals, and a heroine whose poverty and lack of beauty only let her brains and courage shine brighter. And it's all wrapped in the misty, haunting atmosphere of a true gothic story -- madwoman in the attic and all.

Jane Eyre was an orphan, abused and neglected first by relatives, then by a boarding school run by a tyrannical, hypocritical minister. But Jane refuses to let anyone shove her down -- even when her saintly best friend dies from the wretched conditions.

But many years later, Jane moves on by applying to Thornfield Hall for a governess position, and gets the job. She soon becomes the teacher and friend to the sprightly French girl Adele, but is struck by the dark, almost haunted feeling of her new home.

Then she runs into a rather surly horseman -- who turns out to be her employer, Mr. Rochester, a cynical, embittered man who spends little time at Thornfield. They are slowly drawn together into a powerful love, despite their different social stations -- and Rochester's apparent attentions to a shallow, snotty aristocrat who wants his wealth and status.

But strange things are happening at Thornfield -- stabbings, fires, and mysterious laughter. Jane and Rochester finally confess their feelings to each other, but their wedding is interrupted when Rochester's dark past comes to light. Jane flees into the arms of long-lost family members, and is offered a new life -- but her love for Rochester is not so easily forgotten...

"Jane Eyre" is one of those books that transcends the labels of genre. Charlotte Bronte spun a haunting gothic romance around her semi-autobiographical heroine and Byronic anti-hero, filling it with brilliant writing and solid plot. It has everything all the other gothic romances of the time had... but Bronte gave it depth and intensity without resorting to melodrama.

Bronte wrote in the usual stately prose of the time, but it has a sensual, lush quality, even in the dank early chapters at Lowood. At Thornfield, the book acquires an overhanging atmosphere of foreboding, until the clouds clear near the end. And she wove some tough questions into Jane's perspective -- that of a woman's independence and strength in a man's world, of extreme religion, and of the clash between morals and passion.

And Bronte also avoided any tinges of drippy sentimentality (Mrs. Reed dies still spewing venom) while injecting some hauntingly nightmarish moments ("She sucked the blood: she said she'd drain my heart"). She even manages to include some funny stuff, such as Rochester disguising himself as an old gypsy woman.

The story does slow down after the abortive wedding, when Jane flees Thornfield and briefly considers marrying a repressed clergyman who wants to go die preaching in India. It's rather boring to hear the self-consciously saintly St. John prattling about himself, instead of Rochester's barbed wit. But when Jane departs again, the plot speeds up into a nice, mellow little finale.

Bronte did a brilliant job of bringing her heroine to life -- as a defiant little girl who is condemned for being "passionate," as an independent young lady, and as a woman torn between love and principle. Jane's strong personality and wits overwhelm the basic fact that she's not unusually pretty. And Rochester is a brilliantly sexy Byronic anti-hero with a prickly, mercurial wit.

Of Charlotte Bronte's few novels, "Jane Eyre" is undoubtedly the most brilliant -- passionate, dark and hauntingly eerie. Definitely a must-read.
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Should have read this years ago 31 juillet 2014
Par G. M. Davis - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
This is the very stuff I avoided at all costs in high school. Terribly written in a jargon that wasn't cool, used big words, was about an ugly girl but contained no sex (or so I was told)....Why on earth would a right-minded 17 year old read this junk? Well, that was many, many years ago. I don't know that my education or my life would have been improved had I read it then, nor do I know that reading it now has made any difference in either regard. But, once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. Maturity does that, I guess. The only problem is, now I'll have to read more Bronte (both), Austin, Dumas pere, etc. etc. Regardless, I wish I had read this 20 years ago rather than 50 when I was supposed to.
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disappointment, uncertainty 28 octobre 2014
Par Johnnie S. Petrich - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I never tire reading the classics time and again, and Jane Eyre is at the top of my list. It chronicles the life of a young woman from the death of her parents when she was a baby, mistreatment in her aunt's home, through her training at a charity boarding school, through her emergence to a life on her own and, eventually, finding a home for herself. It includes elements of adventure, disappointment, uncertainty, and eventually fulfillment.
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Five Stars 12 juillet 2014
Par Theodoro Lyra - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
Even though this book is a rather difficullt read, it is of classic lliterature and was very enjoyable.
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Wonderful! 8 juillet 2014
Par VT baglady - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Wonderful in every way! Why I never read this is beyond me, but finally I did. Now every other book I pick up suffers by comparison. If you have not read it, you will love the richness of the language and the mystery and romance. Don't deprive yourself.
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