I first read Jane Eyre was when I was eleven, and I honestly didn’t understand half of what was going on, but that in now way stopped me from devouring it and loving it. I’ve read it dozens of times since then, and Jane’s brilliant journey never fails to move me - from her difficult childhood to her romance with Rochester to her finding out the many truths in her life. It all makes for wonderful reading. I’ve always found it easy to lose myself in the Gothic elements, the mystery, the drama and the romance of Jane Eyre. Highly recommended to any book lover. -Ferdy
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Official synopsis: Orphaned into the household of her Aunt Reed at Gateshead, 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.