Book Review: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

So, I decided I might keep a reading list here too. Maybe some of you would be interested in the books I’m reading. If you wish to see a price on any book I show here, all you need to do is click the picture and it will take you to Barnes and Noble.com. I’m in no way affiliated with them, but I do like their stores.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Synopsis: “At Thornfield Hall, resolute and independent Jane Eyre finds fulfillment in her duties as governess, and the love of her life in her employer Edward Rochester. But when a dark secret from Rochester’s past comes to light, Jane must make the most difficult decision of her life: to stay beside the man she loves regardless of the truth, or to embark upon a new life free of the encumbrances of the past.” -taken from bn.com

Classic british literature at it’s best. Charlotte, I believe, is the most famous of the three Bronte Sisters, although it seems like each sister wrote one book and that was it. I haven’t come across many more. Anyway, Jane Eyre was a pretty good read. I haven’t read any british classics since high school, so it was a little hard to start, but I really enjoyed it nonetheless. The beginning of the book has nothing to do with the synopsis, but it really sets up the story and a love for the main character, Jane Eyre. The book is decently paced and only slow in a couple of places. At times I found that I could not put it down and other times, I couldn’t wait for the chapter to end, but overall, very good.

I found the main character to be very lovable and at times, infuriating. Miss Eyre, throughout her adventures, is usually very stubborn and straightforward, but, toward the end of the book, I found her want to please infuriating and unlike herself. I’m not sure what influenced the author to cause such a change, except to maybe torture the reader, but it was a change I was glad to see leave before the end of the book. There are a good amount of surprises in this one and a lot of really good humor. I found myself laughing out loud at a few passages in the book.

Overall: 4 out of 5 Stars.

If you love Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell or Dickens, you’ll like this book.

As always, may the odds be ever in your favor!

Ben

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