Does Jane Eyre wear well?
Posted by JimInWV on September 19, 1998 at 23:36:34:
In response to Jane Eyre, written by Peter on September 15, 1998 at 02:21:20
I read Jane Eyre when I was your age Peter, and I was very enthused
about it then. But rereading it now, in middle age (50), it seems
a bit contrived to me, especially the part when, after receiving the
proposal from St. John Rivers (itself rather unbelievable), Jane
receives the "mental telepathy" call from Rochester. A bit much to swallow!
As a romance, I don't think Jane Eyre can compare to Persuasion,
which I regard as JA's best work. Nothing in Jane Eyre can top the
beautiful letter that Frederick leaves for Anne in Persuasion, IMHO.
- Resp to JimInWV 9/19/98 resp to Peter (opinion JE 9/15/98) Jessica 01:26:13 9/25/98 (0)
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