Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


Title: Jane Eyre
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Series: Word Cloud Classics
Rating Out of 5: 2 (Managed to read it… just)
My Bookshelves: Classics
Pace: Slow
Format: Novel
Year: 1847


I really, really wanted to like this. I mean, I know that it’s one of those classics that a lot of people love. But, alas, it just wasn’t meant to be. Maybe there is something about little bit too dark about the Bronte sisters for me… I’m not sure. Maybe because I keep hearing that their work is a romance. And, honestly, it’s early not.

I think one of the things that put me on the back foot was the total acceptance of the abuse that the lead character was experiencing from the very get go. I understand that that’s totally normal for the time, but it doesn’t mean that I was comfortable reading about it. And, honestly, I had to just skim through this after that became so damn obvious. There’s enough darkness in the world, I don’t want to read about it too much.

My overall conclusion after reading this is that I probably need to just stop trying with the Bronte sisters. I think Jane eyre is supposed to be the gentlest of them, and I still couldn’t stomach it…

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