Origins: Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre

November 24, 2008 by - 11 Comments

Novels just don’t get any more Gothic than Jane Eyre. This was another fifth grade book fair purchase, and it made an indelible impression on me. Have you read it? Yes, it’s full of melodrama, but it’s narrated in the first person in an unsentimental yet powerfully affecting voice. Jane, an unhappy, unattractive orphan suffers …Read More