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I love Jane Eyre, it is one of my favourite books along with P&P and Sense and sensibility.
My favourite line is`Reader, I married him`, I love how Charlotte makes us, the readers, truly involved in the book.

I just love the fact that she is totally different to most heroines of that time especially if you compare her to Elizabeth who is fiesty and headstrong. Jane is just Plain Jane who goes through alot and still maintains her diginity and never changes her character, she is a true heroine(as she gets what she wants in the end).

Would like to see the new remake of Jane Eyre although I am abit sceptical about it as I was very dissapointed with the P&P remake with Kiera Knightly who ruined the entire film.

I also agree with Edot and that Ruth Wilson`s protryal of Jane Eyre was brilliant she really caught th essense of the character.
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I love Jane Eyre, it is one of my favourite books along with P&P and Sense and sensibility.
My favourite line is`Reader, I married him`, I love how Charlotte makes us, the readers, truly involved in the book.

I just love the fact that she is totally different to most heroines of that time especially if you compare her to Elizabeth who is fiesty and headstrong. Jane is just Plain Jane who goes through alot and still maintains her diginity and never changes her character, she is a true heroine(as she gets what she wants in the end).

Would like to see the new remake of Jane Eyre although I am abit sceptical about it as I was very dissapointed with the P&P remake with Kiera Knightly who ruined the entire film.

I also agree with Edot and that Ruth Wilson`s protryal of Jane Eyre was brilliant she really caught th essense of the character.
the new version is ace, very dark. top heavy on the second half of the book. focus on the romance and the women's rights bits. light on the reeds.
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Old 11.10.2011, 15:16
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Re: Love Jane Eyre

On the topic of Jane Austen, apparently much of her work and style wasn't as much her skill rather her editor according to some experts:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/c...after-all.html
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On the topic of Jane Austen, apparently much of her work and style wasn't as much her skill rather her editor according to some experts:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/c...after-all.html
thanks for the link but I find it hard to believe.
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Re: Love Jane Eyre

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Thanks for the info I will hopefully pop down to a cinema nearby to check it out for myself, hopefully it is still available to watch.

Chemmie
Interesting article I never knew that, although I did remember her not having any formal education so not surprising her spelling might have been abit off. However I think many of her personal writings, diaries and such were destroyed by her sister so I guess we will never get the full picture.
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Re: Love Jane Eyre

I read Jane Eyre when i was around 12.. It was part of the school text.. At that time i did'nt really connect with the story... A young Jane and a much older Mr. Rochester Besides i found it a little bit too dark.. Mr Rochester's sick wife, the whole misery etc. Havent read it since then .. I think its time to pick it up again

However, Pride and Prejudice is my all time favourite.. Read it sooooo many times.. I've watched the Colin Firth version and was so in love with it.. I can watch it again and again
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Re: Love Jane Eyre

There is a very precious pearl of wisdom in the book Pride & Prejudice
where it says somewhere that a girl shouldn't fall in love with a man if he hasn't given her permission to do so.

Yeah I know it does sound like as if one could control falling in love, well yes, one can I think.
I find that extremely wise and a good tool for girls for self protection from self delusion and never ending heartbreaks.
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Wow Sada, I never come across that line (although it has been years since I last read it) I think it is time for a reread, although my only copy is in London
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Wow Sada, I never come across that line (although it has been years since I last read it) I think it is time for a reread, although my only copy is in London
I've read that a while back too.
I should have underlined it red or put a bookmark on the page. I was so impressed with it, phew.
If ever I'm bored in bed I'll try to find it.
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