Jane Eyre (originally published as Jane Eyre: An Autobiography) is a novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published on 16 October 1847, by Smith, Elder & Co. of London, England, under the pen name “Currer Bell.” The first American edition was published the following year by Harper & Brothers of New York. (Wikipedia)
This was such a lovely book to read, a true masterpiece. In college I read a lot, I mean, really A LOT :). I preferred and I still prefer classic books and this book is one of my favorites.
I loved this book so much that for my wedding cake, I wanted to be written a lovely quote from the book:
|”Reader, I married him.”
This book starts by telling the story of a young orphan girl who lives with her parents’ family.
Her aunt and cousins don’t like her at all so they send her to a school, far away from them.
She learns on that school to be a teacher, learns dancing, painting, to crochet, languages and finally when she graduates, she wants to work and to practice what she has learned.
Her first job is to a gentleman named Edward Rochester, she would be the teacher to the little Adele. Rochester is a severe man and sometimes he is irritable or cranky.
But Jane sees through him, she sees that he is actually a good man so she endures his behavior.
Little by little, they fall in love, but Rochester has a secret when Jane finds out, she is crushed, she is hurt that Rochester lied.
I stop here so that you will read the book, I really encourage you, because is so interesting and you can learn so much from it.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”
“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”
“I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”
“Reader, I married him.”
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Books I’ve read with the letter J (which I can remember):
- Joel, a boy of Galilee – Annie Fellows Johnston
- Jumper – Steven Gould
- The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling
- Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living – Julie Powell
- Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals – Jamie Oliver