Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead and subject to the cruel regime at Lowood charity school, Jane Eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. She takes up the post of governess at Thornfield, falls in love with Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage in a story that transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than Victorian society traditionally allowed.
Beautiful, heartbreaking, and surprisingly funny, this novel is one of my favorites to recommend. The last 150 pages I could do nothing else but read this amazing book. It's still in hardcover 2 years after its publication, and yes it is worth buying.
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