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Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
By: (1816-1855)

This timeless novel highlights the abuse and neglect that the orphaned Jane Eyre faced while growing up.

This story opens with Jane Eyre being shipped off to be cared for by her uncle Mr. Reed who lived at the Gateshead Hall. Her uncle was always kind to her but his wife, Sarah Reed was anything but. Sarah’s son John and Sarah’s two daughters also contributed to Jane’s torment. Jane was excluded from all family activities and found solace only in her books and dolls.

One day John knocked her down and she tried to defend herself. This earned her a traumatic lock up in the room where her uncle died. At one point, she thought that she could see his ghost and this so terrified the poor child that an apothecary had to be called in. The kind man advised Sarah Reed to send Jane off to boarding school and she was subsequently sent to Lowood.

Seen through Jane’s eyes, Lowood was only marginally better than Gateshead but at least she had friends there. The book will take you way back to the days of bumpy carriage rides and class discrimination. It is also a glimpse into some historical aspects of England centuries ago and the antiquated notions that were held at the time.

Charlotte Bronte tells an amazing story about a woman who faces issues of respect in an era when women were not permitted to stand up to society. Eventually Jane finds an employer that supports her but the shadowy and ominous Mr. Rochester, hides a dreadful secret that threatens Jane’s happiness.

First Page:

JANE EYRE AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE ILLUSTRATED BY F. H. TOWNSEND London SERVICE & PATON 5 HENRIETTA STREET 1897 The Illustrations in this Volume are the copyright of SERVICE & PATON, London TO W. M. THACKERAY, ESQ., This Work IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR PREFACE A preface to the first edition of "Jane Eyre" being unnecessary, I gave none: this second edition demands a few words both of acknowledgment and miscellaneous remark. My thanks are due in three quarters. To the Public, for the indulgent ear it has inclined to a plain tale with few pretensions. To the Press, for the fair field its honest suffrage has opened to an obscure aspirant. To my Publishers, for the aid their tact, their energy, their practical sense and frank liberality have afforded an unknown and unrecommended Author. The Press and the Public are but vague personifications for me, and I must thank them in vague terms; but my Publishers are definite: so are certain generous critics who have encouraged me as only large hearted and high minded men know how to encourage a struggling stranger; to them, i... Continue reading book >>

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 10 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 1, 2014
Subject: Awesome!
An exceptional book, very well read!
Reviewer: - April 20, 2014
Could not have been better read or brought to life. Beautifully done!
Reviewer: - March 23, 2014
Subject: Thank you
Thank you Elizabeth Klett, thank you for making my life so much easier by reading this book.
Reviewer: - March 5, 2014
Subject: Jane Eyre
Elizabeth Klett is amazing, professional-quality. She also narrates Pride and Prejudice if anyone else was interested in other books she has narrated.
Reviewer: - February 26, 2014
Subject: Wonderful!
This was terrific. She changed her voice slightly with each character. I was truly drawn in by her reading. A true pleasure.
Reviewer: - February 23, 2014
Subject: Great.
The most passionate and easy to read and understand book i ve read so far.
Reviewer: - January 31, 2014
Subject: A simple masterpiece
Beautiful book, my all time favorite and an amazing reader!
Reviewer: - January 5, 2014
Subject: Brilliantly read
I was put right into the story with the varying personalities, pictures, and emotions. Very well read. Of course a classic book as well.
Reviewer: - December 11, 2013
Subject: Absolutely brilliant
This is the best reading I have heard of any book. Absolutely amazing. I could very well feel every character.
Reviewer: - November 26, 2013
Subject: Great
That's great. The book is excellent read with charm.

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