Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary ...
when she finds a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a choice. Should she stay with him and live with the consequences, or follow her convictions, even if it means leaving the man she loves? A novel of intense power and intrigue, "Jane Eyre" (1847) dazzled and shocked readers with its passionate depiction of a woman's search for equality and freedom.
Masterpiece Wonderful romance. It contains everything: drama, love, horror, philosophy, psychology, all mixed in such an intelligent way, from the single details till the overall panorama of events. A real must-read of modern English literature. -
..." Capolavoro. Romanzo meraviglioso. Contiene tutto: dramma, amore, orrore, filosofia, psicologia, tutto mixato intelligentemente, dai singoli dettagli fino alla panoramica generale degli eventi. Un must-read della moderna letteratura inglese.Continua...Nascondi
My world had for some years been in Lowood: my experience had been of its rules and systems; now I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had courage to
... go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life admidst its perils.Continua...Nascondi
'Well now, Jane, you know or at least I will tell you, that when a criminal is accused, he is always allowed to speak in his own defence. You have been charged with falsehood; defend yourself to me as well as you can. Say whatever your memory
... suggests as true; but add nothing and exaggerate nothing.'Continua...Nascondi
'Helen, why do you stay with a girl whom everybody believes to be a liar?' 'Everybody, Jane? Why, there are only eighty people who have heard you called so, and the world contains hundreds of millions.'
I had meant to be so good, and to do so much at Lowood: to make so many friends, to earn respect, and win affection. Already I had made visible progress [...] now, here I lay again crushed and trodden on; and could I ever rise more?