Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë

  • Release Date: 1847-10-15
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
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From 2,091 Ratings

Description

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Charlotte Brontë’s classic is like three novels in one. Above all, it’s a haunting Gothic tale set in an ancient and remote manor house, a story full of suspense, terror, supernatural encounters, and twisted family secrets. But Jane Eyre is also a dark romance in which the road to true love is rife with potholes, as well as a coming-of-age story, tracing a heroine’s development from a shy, isolated teen into a confident woman.

When we first meet Jane, she’s just been sent by her cruel aunt to a boarding school with an even crueler headmaster. But circumstances quickly improve for Jane, whose headstrong nature bucks the social norms of the time. She becomes a teacher and starts working for the brooding, mysterious Mr. Rochester. Jane eventually falls for her employer, but he’s hiding a secret - and it’s a doozy. Brontë’s novel is, quite simply, a page-turner.

Reviews

  • Inspiring Adventure

    4
    By EMOlmstead
    I last read Jane Eyre in eighth grade, over 50 years ago, but remembered little. From the first page, I was compelled to keep reading. Wonderfully written, filled with critical thinking and adventure, a must read.
  • Jane eyre

    5
    By 𝓮𝓻𝓲𝓴𝓪
    It’s a great book and I love to read so pretty much it’s my favorite book
  • Jane Eyre

    3
    By 1933model
    I have heard abut this book for years. Interesting use of words/turn of phrase. I don’t understand why editing was not done to correct the use of Janet instead of Jane In some of the later chapters. Tsk, sloppy work!
  • Page TURNER.

    5
    By Merrsy A
    I picked up this book when I was bored. I decided to give it a try and I’m glad I read it. It’s starts off a bit slow, but one needs to understand Jane’s childhood in order to understand the person she is and becomes. It is my favorite book, I love all the characters especially Mr. Rochester. The character development is amazing and I absolutely could not put it down once I started reading it. A true classic I will never forget and will definitely read again.
  • Jane Eyre

    5
    By S2H 93
    Excellent read. Thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end.
  • My favorite classic

    5
    By Izzyb66
    Has been my favorite classic since I was 12 years old and read it for the first time and I’ve probably seen every movie version ever made
  • Good Book!

    5
    By QueenPing
    This is a great book for leisure reading. There’s a ton of underlying themes that you can delve further into. Jane’s development is wonderful to see develop throughout the piece. Friendly heads up: The actual book is broken into a series of three books or parts. This one is not. Do not let that throw you.
  • Love it!!

    5
    By Soph Nog
    As I read this book in class. I wasn’t really in to it at first, but when you get half way through the book it makes you want to know what happened next!! One of the best classics I ever read!
  • A Beautiful Story

    5
    By mb27online
    I had the opportunity to read this in high school, but sadly the class decided on another. But still, I’m glad I didn’t read it then, because I don’t think I would have enjoyed it, or appreciated it. As I read it, I found some interesting parallels to my own life in Jane’s story. Some of her hardships and views are remarkably similar to my own. I love the fact that Jane found faith and a relationship with God in her youth, although I didn’t form my relationship with Him until my early 30s. In the end, this was a very good, wonderful, worth-while read.
  • Jane eyre

    1
    By Lauren hacker
    So bad