Hannah-16 , July 1, 2012 (view all comments by Hannah-16 )
This compelling classic, will warm the hearts of all people! A rebellious orphan, is sent to school by her dastardly aunt. She struggles through tragedy, love, loss, and hardships as she tries to find happiness. This Gothic romance by Bronte has enchanted me from the beginning of Jane Eyre's story, until the last page! I recommend this book to readers 11-12 and up.
emmejo, July 14, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
Jane is an poor orphan who lives with a cruel aunt and cousin. Tired of her spirits and her trying to stick up for her self, her aunt sends her to a strict school for girls. The school is little better, there is not enough food or supplies to take care of the children. Jane spends 8 years there, 6 as a student and 2 as a teacher. However she longs for something more and tries to get a new job as a teacher and caretaker at a wealthy home. Things get complicated when she falls for the gentleman owner.
I really enjoyed this book, Bronte's writing is beautiful and elegant. I really felt the characters, their emotions and feelings were strong and real.
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Written in 1847, Jane Eyre tells the tale of an orphan girl's progress from the custody of cruel relatives to an oppressive boarding school and its culmination in a troubled career as a governess. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
An orphan girl's progress from the custody of cruel relatives to an oppressive boarding school culminates in a troubled career as a governess. Jane's first assignment at Thornfield, where the proud and cynical master harbors a scandalous secret, draws readers ever deeper into a compelling exploration of the mysteries of the human heart. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Dover Thrift edition, great value.
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