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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
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Mar 24, 2012

really liked it

** spoiler alert ** Mostly wonderful, especially in the semi-autobiographical parts which describe Jane's school days, the book slightly loses its way towards the end, becoming overly melodramatic and implausible when Jane flees Rochester and is saved by the pious St-John Rivers siblings, before returning to the path of true love with Rochester. It easy to see why this book caused a sensation when first published, and if perhaps not as critically esteemed as Wuthering Heights, or Jane's later and more mature novel Villette, we should be grateful for its success, without which the Brontë sisters would probably be today almost completely unknown.
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