Book Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Published By: Bantam Classics
Date Published: September 30, 2003 (First published in 1847)
Genre: Classics, British Literature, Romance
Recommended Age: Young Adults, Adults
I borrowed this book from the library. I also own it on my Kindle.
Jane Eyre is a woman who spent the first 10 years of her life with an aunt who didn’t want her around, and then she was sent to a deplorable boarding school. At the young age of twenty, Jane takes a governess position working for arrogant Mr. Rochester teaching his adoptive French daughter. Jane eventually falls in love with her employer, which leads her on a journey of self discovery and finding family she never dreamed of having.
I enjoyed the book very much. I liked that it was clearly written. I did not feel like I was trudging through a swamp to get an idea of what was going on. Jane Eyre was clear and precise. I also liked how she would talk to us, the readers; as if she was writing her memoirs and knew someone would be reading the book.
Charlotte Bronte did a wonderful job telling how two unlikely people with two different personalities and a huge age gap can fall in love. She also threw in a bit of mystery and some obstacles for the two love birds, making the path to the altar not an easy one for the two. I gave Jane Eyre four stars and a grade of B. If you like the Classics and romance novels, I recommend reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
Adult Content: None