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They just don't write them like they used to
on February 15, 2016
About the Norton Critical Edition: Great edition. Last one that Charlotte Bronte edited herself, with very useful footnotes and a plethora of additional materials.
About the book itself: I am unworthy to review Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, but I'll say this: They just don't write books like this anymore. Impeccable development of both main and minor characters. Jane Eyre is a strong, yet multi-faceted and very human character who is a true heroine for both Bronte's and modern times. Edward Fairfax Rochester is also not a paper cutout of a love interest, but a complex and very defined fictional man, to whom, just as we are to Jane, we are only more endeared because of blunders and flaws. Bronte's understanding of human psychology is impressive and evident in her storytelling and in the machinations of her characters, and I dare say ahead of her time. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.