Tuesday, March 31, 2009

#44/81 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Although this book is deemed a classic, I was disappointed. I felt that the story was too over the top in many areas - Jane as the penniless orphan, Jane as the dowdy governess, Jane as the would-be bride, Jane as the surprise heiress. I'd heard so much about Mr. Rochester as a Romantic hero and all I saw was a self-important, self-indulgent man. Maybe back 150 years ago this was a great book, but I don't see it today.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Ha! I love this review. It's on my list to read this year to see if it's somehow better than my opinion of it has been all these years. This review indicates I'm at least not alone in what I remember and understand of the book. Maybe I don't need to reread it this year.