zaterdag 15 september 2012
50 Books Challenge 2012 - # 40: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Story: Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.
Start: september 8th 2012
End: september 15th 2012
Comment: This books just needed to be read this month. It's been forever since I last read it, can't even remember when it was. So it felt like a rediscovering of "Jane Eyre". We meet Jane Eyre, who is our narrator, when she is a young girl. We see the struggles she goes trough before she becomes to strong woman she is now. Jane takes up a job as governess at Thornfield, where she meets Mr. Rochester. From that moment on the book gets even more interesting then it already is. I love how you can actually feel the chemsitry and energie between Jane and Rochester. The both feel so life like. I love Jane, she is such a powerful female character. She may not be graced with beauty or money, but her spirit is so strong. That's the reason why she has survived all the misery. Rochester isn't the typical English gentleman you usualy read about in novels like this. He's a bit harsh, to the point, though very charming in his own special way. I also really liked Mrs. Fairfax, who knows her place in the world and would like to stick to the rules. This story is fantastic, I actually became a part of it when I was reading it. One of the best novels ever written.
Rating: 5/ 5