Hope your all well, If you have read a few of my other book review posts you can see that the literally classics are not necessarily my type of book. However me and the boy where watching a cheesy film called Defiantly, Maybe which by the way is actually quite a good film. In the film one of the main characters is looking for a copy of Jane Eyre her father gave her before he died with an inscription in the front.
The inscription reads
"The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed"
This is a quote from the book that I fell in love with but I have never read it. A few people I have spoke to studied this in school but we did of Mice and Men and felt like I was missing out on something. To make things even better it was free on my Kindle as its out of copy-write.
Now before I even started this book I fell in love with the idea of what I thought it was going to be about. I had images of the moors and wild attractive men with side burns, young women swept up in love the amazing balls and the romantic hardships of the time.
|Not My Own Image As I have a Lovely But Unattractive Kindle|
Ok I wasn't far off and yes its what I think of an astonishing love story with twist and turns with all the romance of the times.
The story for those who don't know is written about Jane Eyre by Jane Eyre, an orphan who is brought up by her cold and cruel aunt. She is punished unjustly and sent to live in a boarding school run my a preacher who is cruel, hypocritical and an abusive man. Jane spends most of her life in hard ship and doesn't know love until she goes to work as a governess for a wealthy man Mr Rochester. Now I don't want to go into mass of detail here but you can kind of guess some of the rest but it isn't as simple as that.
I really enjoyed this book but it isn't a light read, it took me a good few weeks as the language used it quite intense and I did have to reread a few pages to take in the meaning.
I defiantly will be reading more of the literally classics but ill be giving my brain a rest for a few weeks and get some light reading.
Thanks for reading