Charlotte Brontë characterized the eponymous heroine of her 1847 novel as being "as poor and plain as myself." Presenting a heroine with neither great beauty nor entrancing charm was an unprecendented maneuver, but Brontë's instincts proved correct, ...
d correct, for readers of her era and ever after have taken Jane Eyre into their hearts. The author drew upon her own experience to depict Jane's struggles at Lowood, an oppressive boarding school, and her troubled career as a governess. Unlike Jane, Brontë had the advantage of a warm family circle that shared and encouraged her literary pursuits. She found immediate success with this saga of an orphan girl forced to make her way alone in the world, from Lowood School to Thornfield, the estate of the majestically moody Mr. Rochester, and beyond. Unabridged republication of a standard edition.
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?