By Charlotte Bronte
Rearsby, Leicester : WF Howes, 2013
Read by Juliet Stevenson
“Reader, I married him.” What a sentence! Of all the flourished and flowery language throughout the story, I let out a laugh of satisfaction on reading these four words. For this was why I was still reading. I needed to know. And there it was in plain English.
Jane Eyre is a classic that I had neglected to read until now. Many more still sit on my ‘to read’ list but I am glad I dived into this one in 2021. It was long, I must say that. I began with it as an audio book but could not find the solitary time to listen and get through it. So I borrowed it from the library. The only copy available was ‘Large Print’ and my eyes were grateful (however the weight of the book was sacrificed due to the additional pages needed).
So for those of you who feel the need to catch up on some classics as I do, I would recommend Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. A story of love, life and morality, it is an easy saga to read (discounting the word count!).
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