Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

Book rating: 05 Paperback Wadsworth Collection

By (author) Charlotte Bronte, Introduction and notes by Dr. Sally Minogue, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 26mm | 299g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Herts
  • ISBN 10: 1853260207
  • ISBN 13: 9781853260209
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: notes, bibliography
  • Sales rank: 2,007

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Jane Eyre ranks as one of the greatest and most perennially popular works of English fiction. Although the poor but plucky heroine is outwardly of plain appearance, she possesses an indomitable spirit, a sharp wit and great courage. She is forced to battle against the exigencies of a cruel guardian, a harsh employer and a rigid social order. All of which circumscribe her life and position when she becomes governess to the daughter of the mysterious, sardonic and attractive Mr Rochester. However, there is great kindness and warmth in this epic love story, which is set against the magnificent backdrop of the Yorkshire moors.

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Introduction and Notes by Dr Sally Minogue, Canterbury Christ Church University College.

Customer reviews

By R.D-Diaz 07 Jul 2010 5

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up under her cruel aunt. Highly spirited and natural independence made her look stubborn and wayward to society's norm. Was then decided to be sent off by her aunt to charity school when she was 10 years old. After years of staying in school being a student Her inquisitiveness and eager to reach out and experience the world different from where she was sheltered to live, she then decided to take a job as a governess at Thornfield Hall. Falling in love with Mr. Rochester also means having to choose between love or self-preservation.

If you're reluctant to read this book: Then I say just to grab it, get comfy and give it a try! For two things- One, the main character is fiercely smart, outspoken and quite independent. Two, it's seldom that you read a love story that is considered to be "meeting of the minds and ideals" rather than physical attraction (for the leading man in this book is described to be "ugly" that is through Bronte's description.) Expect it to be a lot different compared to Emily Bronte's writing but still a love story worth reading!

Editorial reviews

This need not be limited to a juvenile sale. It is a beautiful gift book edition of the famous novel, a favorite of this gifted artist who has been working on it for years. A fine piece of bookmaking. (Kirkus Reviews)

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An orphan who endures a harsh childhood, Jane Eyre becomes governess at Thornfield Hall in the employment of the mysterious Mr. Rochester. Jane's moral pilgrimage and the maturity of Charlotte Bronte's characterization are celebrated aspects of the novel, as is its imagery and narrative power. Rapidly reprinted following its first publication in 1847, Jane Eyre still enjoys huge popularity as one of the finest novels in the English language.