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Jane Eyre by

Charlotte Bronte

Review of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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        Jane Eyre is an incredible novel -- it has moments of high melodrama that may seem over-the-top for some readers, but it is full of an incredible passion and energy.

       The center of the book and the reason for its greatness is the character of Jane.  I have seldom in all my reading experiences come across a character that has seemed so intenslely ALIVE!  Jane simply jumps off the page into life.  There may be moments in the book when I question the plot but never for one moment do I doubt the reality of Jane herself.

       Besides an exciting story and a fierce and yet quiet heroine, there is the amazing insistence of our author and of Jane herself that the thoughts and most especially the feelings of an unwanted child and then of a mere governess (both Jane) are of real consequence.  A woman should be considered as worthy the center of a novel as a man.  And the question of finding her place and happiness in the world is as weighty a matter as whether Odysseus will return home or Hamlet will get vengeance for his father.  This is truly a revolutionary tale of a woman's rightful place at the center rather than the periphery of a story.

       I recommend the book to any lover of romance, any lover of character, or any lover of the women's movement.

       As a man, I find Jane a breathtaking and unforgettable character in a very great novel.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Kent

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  I loved reading this novel. Although the readying wasnt easy for me as English is my second language and I have struggled with some of the words, in the end it was definitely worth it.

  At times it was slow and the author was narrating lots of details however there are not many chapters like that.

  It was however the last chapters of the book when I became totally captured in the story and couldnt put it down.

  There were few scenes where I didnt understand Jane Eyres actions however she has such a beautiful, strong and sincere character it is impossible not to sympathize with her.

  If you love readying love stories then I would recommend reading this book ; ).

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Claudia Cartman

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  "Its a story about Jane, a simple girl who goes through a traumatic childhood but still strives to get knowledge and education through her perseverance and her little known friend and teachers. She ultimately finds her dream job as a governess and went on to fall in love with the Master of the house. A simple love story woven into delicate twist and turns. You sympathise with the characters of the novel and their challenges in life. I Immensely loved this book. 2006 Drama based on this novel is enjoyable although it deviates from the story here and there but the central characters are a treat to watch. Thumbs up all the way!".

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Sushmita

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  This book is positively faultless. The love between Jane and Rochester is deeply romantic and compelling. I finished this book months ago and I haven't stopped thinking about it. Bronte writes with deep emotion that you sympathize wtih the pain Jane endures and cheer on the challenged love between her and Rochester. This book has quickly become my favorite book of all time and I can't wait to read it again.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Vanessa

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  It was a marvellous and simply beautiful story i have ever read. Story of a girl who thrived for her life and romance. Simply i love it so much.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Rashid Manzoor

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  It was good and it was realyy romantic to read it has a lot of things that were great and i loved the entirs story and it was great to read.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Illsaa Noor

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  Good read. I love the story. I am not a fan of some of those old English books so I was a bit weary about reading this, but it turns out that I really liked this one. I would recommend it for a nice easy read.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Shannon

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  It was first offered to me by a shopkeeper as the most read novel by teenagers. I've read this novel 4 times and the more I read, the more I wanted to read it again though I'm not a teenager any more at the moment. To admit, the love between Jane and Rochester was unbelieveble but it let me forget everything else except them.the whole scenes were fantastically and accurately described and you could understand the heroine deeply.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Helen

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  A simple story beautifully rendered with outstanding sensitivity. The only criticism I would venture to make was that the conflagration scene was somewhat fanciful and lacked credibility, but overall, a terrific read which expemplifies the literary novel.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Paul B.

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  I have to agree with Justine's review below. This is one of the most tedious books I have ever read. While the character of Jane is fully realized and dynamic, the course of the novel itself is rather less believable. The story may be about Jane's personal attempt to subvert a patriarchal society dominated by a class structure, but the ending undermines this completely. Instead of Jane's deep-seated morality bringing her to the life she has desired, it is instead circumstance that brings Rochester (a contemptible and pathetic excuse for a human being) down to her level.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Christopher

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  I spent years avoiding reading this book because I thought it was a drag. But last year, my sister was studying a simplified version, and I love reading so I started reading it one day while we were waiting for our dentist appointment. I loved it and the next day I went out and bought the original. I absolutley love it and I would reccomend it to anyone. Yes, the begining is a bit slow but it soon picks up speed and you can't help but fall in love with Jane. I reccomend this book to anyone.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Miriam

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  I've heard people talk about how depressing and horrible this novel is so I stayed away from it. I'd also seen an old movie adaptation of this and thought it was horrible! Then i decided to read - i found Mr Rochester to be fantastically dashing and funny as well as tortured. Jane was not a 'plain Jane' but self-assured despite her issues. What can i say (I'm no Roger Ebert) - I loved it!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Kathleen

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  We were offered a choice of four novels to study in English class. Knowing that Jane Eyre is referred to as a classic and one of the "top one hundred books of all time" I decided to read it. Most call the beginning slow, but I found the beginning to be the most interesting one hundred pages of this tedious book. The formation of Jane's character was interesting. What she did with said character, was not. I had no trouble with the language as I have read many Victorian novels, what I found boring was Bronte's writing style. She would take alomost twenty pages to say what I could have said in one sentence. And she would break the flow of a scene to address the audience (eg. "Dear reader, you've probably surmised that I was upset"). It ruined passages in the novel that could have been considered decent. I did not find the love of Jane and Mr. Rochester to be believable. Quite the opposite in fact. Their tender feelings seemed forced. As if Bronte created two uncompatible characters and tried to fake her way through a romance. There was no passagte which made my heart flutter. It is true that Charlotte Bronte is recognized for being the first to write about a heroine as plain as the average woman, and for that brava. But while I can recognize her accoplishment for woman, I can not call this dreary novel a classic.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte was reviewed by Justin

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