Book 14: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
A classic literature piece written by Charlotte Bronte, published in 1847. This novel is a perfect read to tackle one day during this Christmas period. To curl up on the lounge and dive into the tragic and romantic life of one young Jane Eyre, from her days as a orphan school girl, with vicious aunt and cousins, sent to a school for girls, where more die from sickness then learn. To her growth into adulthood, where she meets the enigma gentleman, Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall, and slowly falls in love. A wedding interrupted and a wife found in the attic, crazy as a nut. A new family found and a proposal for anything but the reason of love, a whisper in the air of “Jane,” and returning back with more money than she knows what to do with, to the man she loved with all her heart.
It is a classic tale, for all to read.
I known it has been awhile since I’ve last blogged, and it seems fitting that I have a chance to come back to the world of blogging on the 198th birthday of one of my beloved authors Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855).
Charlotte Bronte, is the eldest sister of Anne and Emily Bronte (authors aswell) and wrote four novels during her life, leaving one unfinished and one published posthumously. Though her first novel was rejected by publishers Charlotte was not disturbed, as she wrote Jane Eyre (1847), a story about a plain young woman life as a governess who falls in love, discovers a hidden wife in an attic, and becomes rich and then finally reunites with her one true love. Jane Eyre, unbeknown to Charlotte when writing would become her most successful world knowing novel. Later she wrote Shirley (1849) and Villette (1853).
Charlotte Bronte was the only one of her siblings to marry (as Anne and Emily both die, aswell as did their other siblings). Charlotte married Arthur Bell Nicholls whom she knew through him being her fathers curate. However, their marriage was not long as she became increasingly ill, and died with her unborn child in 1855. But her legacy within her books, her dreams, her thoughts, her feelings, and her short life are captured by her written words, forever to be found in her beloved novels.