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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Jul 30, 2011

it was amazing
Read from March 22 to April 18, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed being swept into times past, simpler times & yet more complicated as well. I loved this story because I quite liked Jane Eyre. I found her to be quite the heroine of her story & rightly so. I loved her morals, in a time when morals are scarce & you often find female protagonists to be cheap idiots. Jane had dignity, she carried herself with pride, she was honest & kind, hardworking & independent , loyal & feisty. I loved the language as well, the writing was pretty & poetic & proper. Being addressed as "Reader" throughout the story by Jane as she tells us her tale was rather charming. I was surprised that this was, ultimately, a love story. I personally didn't understand why Jane fell in love with Mr. Rochester as he was rather grumpy, aloof, selfish & didn't seem too kind. That being said I greatly enjoyed reading about a love that wasn't based on looks, as both Jane & Mr. Rochester were said to be unattractive, and a love that besides not understanding, I enjoyed for its over dramatization, for its innocence, for the charming way in which both of them held on to the other as though there really was no possibility of any other person for them, & where a mere brush of someone's lips on another's brow meant something.
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Ivana If you liked this one, I would suggest you read Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys-it's a sort of prequel to Jane Eyre, told from the perspective of "the mad woman in the attic." I've liked them both, but liked J.R's better.

Rose Oooh! Sounds interesting! Thanks Ivana, I will add it to my to-read list. :)

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