An Apple Books Classic edition.
Charlotte Brontë’s classic is like three novels in one. Above all, it’s a haunting Gothic tale set in an ancient and remote manor house, a story full of suspense, terror, supernatural encounters, and twisted family secrets. But Jane Eyre is also a dark romance in which the road to true love is rife with potholes, as well as a coming-of-age story, tracing a heroine’s development from a shy, isolated teen into a confident woman.
When we first meet Jane, she’s just been sent by her cruel aunt to a boarding school with an even crueler headmaster. But circumstances quickly improve for Jane, whose headstrong nature bucks the social norms of the time. She becomes a teacher and starts working for the brooding, mysterious Mr. Rochester. Jane eventually falls for her employer, but he’s hiding a secret - and it’s a doozy. Brontë’s novel is, quite simply, a page-turner.
but there are some sad parts45
Loved it!! Beautifully written, can tell her and Emily are sisters.55
This book is intriguing and will pull you to the edge of your seat. Jane Eyre is a classic everyone should read!55
Everything was perfect definitely would read this book over again, and 50 more times55
The writer did a very beautiful job captivating the reader with detail and imagination as a friend telling you a story. Although at times it’s very wordy, as Jane goes on and on…I liked it well. Touches plenty on religious beliefs but it was due to the times. Good read for a old classic.45
such a great book!!!55
I cannot believe that this book was written in the 1800s! Any person can relate to how Jane is feeling in this book. Falling deeply in love hurts, and so does the ending of this book. I now understand the cover of this book, the Thornfield fire… I love the ending, it’s perfect. The characters were all flawed and human like. The book did not feel rushed and had good pacing. There were some parts that were a bit flat for me but other than that, a superb book! I definitely recommend this to people who are starting out with classics.55
This has to be one of the best books I have read! Grounded in reality yet heartedly uplifting, definitely one of the best $0.00 ever spent!55
If you had to read only ONE classic, read Jane Eyre. I’m not a fan of classical literature (before this book) but I decided to start reading this and give it a try. The themes that are touched in this book are so related to our modern culture, I definitely see what people mean when they say it’s written ahead of its time. I do have to say after some time after the middle it started getting slightly slower but you definitely get over that quick and it doesn’t deserve a lower rating because of that.55
Absolutely beautiful and what a treat to hear my favorite actress read. Her amazing ability to change characters with a simple accent was incredible!55