Book Review: Jane Eyre
Hello everyone! It's been a few months since I've written a book review. It's been a busy season in my life, with traveling, work picking up, and the holidays creeping up. I'm happy to share that I have been reading, just a little slower and I was reading a pretty big book.
I was attracted to Jane Eyre as I was walking into a Half Price Books with nothing specific in mind and saw this beautiful cover. I opened it up and while I'm not a big earlier than 1930's book fan, I did find Jane Eyre to be intriguing and I found myself wanting to read it. So here I am and here's my full review on Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
About the Author
She attended school at Roe Head in January 1831 and left at the age of 15 to teach her sisters, Emily and Anne, at home, returning in 1835 as a governess. In 1839, she undertook the role of governess for the Sidgwick family, but left after a few months to return to Haworth, where the sisters opened a school but failed to attract pupils. Instead, they turned to writing and they each first published in 1846 under the pseudonyms of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Although her first novel, The Professor, was rejected by publishers, her second novel, Jane Eyre, was published in 1847. The sisters admitted to their Bell pseudonyms in 1848, and by the following year were celebrated in London literary circles.
Charlotte became pregnant shortly after her marriage in June 1854 but died on 31 March 1855, almost certainly from hyperemesis gravidarum, a complication of pregnancy which causes excessive nausea and vomiting.
Overall, I enjoyed my time reading Jane Eyre. I think it's a very adventurous story filled with twists, turns, romance, and oddly put grammar. I recommend it if you are looking to read an older book. Thank you for reading this review. Until next time, Happy Reading!