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5.0 out of 5 stars Do not miss out on this book..., February 28, 2000
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This review is from: Jane Eyre (Modern Library) (Hardcover)
You know all those 'classic' novels you read in high school? How many of them do you actually remember? Well, if Jane Eyre was one of those long-forgotten books, pick up a copy. To read it as an adult is a joy: it's a sweeping, disturbing, intense, thrilling, very romantic gothic love story, written in the voice of a very intense, almost claustrophobically self-aware young heroine. Jane is no Ophelia - she's a complicated, remarkable character, and a very strong female character in a genre that usually draws women as beautiful victims at best.

There's something for everyone in this book: Windswept castles, difficult and neurotic family members, dark secrets about tragic former lovers, good triumphing over evil, all that good juicy stuff that makes a great romantic story. What elevates Jane Eyre is Bronte's remarkable style & skill and her sharp and complex characterizations.

Trust me on this: If you don't remember it from your teens, you should give it a try now. Here is one novel that more than lives up to it's 'classic' status.
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Initial post: Jul 25, 2011 5:55:24 PM PDT
Eden Winters says:
Yes, all that this reviewer said is exactly what I remember of it since girlhood....It is so enticing, that even now, as a much older woman, ...I am drawn back to this novel...Love never ages!!! Neither does a good book!!! This is a good book, especially for shy girls, so they can learn to speak for themselves and win in the end!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 4, 2011 6:21:32 PM PDT
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Posted on Nov 6, 2011 7:11:34 PM PST
J. Lutzi says:
I couldn't have said it better myself! Apparently, I read this book during my senior year of high school. I am 32 now and returned to college. This book was assigned for a 300-level English class. I did not remember it at all from high school. Clearly, I did not appreciate it then. This time, I could not put it down! It is a marvelous story about morality and gender differences. It is everything the original customer said. This is definitely a must-read!!!

Posted on May 27, 2012 7:59:47 PM PDT
Sally Emley says:
That's nice but the review deals with "Wuthering Heights" not "Jane Eyre"!

Posted on Oct 4, 2012 7:29:42 AM PDT
marian says:
Yes, but what about the book under consideration? Wuthering Heights?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 11, 2012 4:15:11 PM PST
sema4dogz says:
Well, it should deal with WH , but it doesn't .....

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 9:08:59 PM PST
A. Teicher says:
"Jane Eyre" has been my favorite novel since I was in high school. I have read a few biographies of Charlotte Brontë, and re-read "Jane Eyre" at least seven times in 20 years. Years ago I discovered another book called "Jane Eyre: Portrait of a Life" by Maggie Berg. It's a delightful exploration of the symbolism and structure of the novel. It made me appreciate Charlotte Brontë's genius even more. The novels I truly enjoy are not many ... I'm picky. But "Jane Eyre" delights both the emotions and the intellect; it inspires both imagination and integrity.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 27, 2013 3:40:08 PM PST
sema4dogz says:
Why are we still talking about Jane Eyre

Posted on May 15, 2013 6:51:40 PM PDT
Wonderful story. I couldn't put it down..something needled my brain toward the end of the book. "Maybe I had read it years ago" ??

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Last edited by the author on Jun 8, 2014 10:36:16 AM PDT
"Yes, but what about the book under consideration? Wuthering Heights?"

For some reason Amazon has chosen to combine reviews for Jane Eyre with those for Wuthering Heights. The people who are discussing JE are doing so appropriately, since they are placing their reviews on the Jane Eyre site. Same with those reviewing Wuthering Heights. You have to look a the "this is the review from" identifier under the reviewer's name to know which novel a reviewer is referring to.
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