Reviews

  • "A beautiful gift, and perfect gems for bookworms."

    So Darling
  • "A revolutionary work of fiction."

    Tanya Sweeney, Irish Independent
  • "At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë"

    Virginia Woolf
  • "Jane Eyre's suspense-laden, melodramatic plot - featuring child cruelty and attempted bigamy, as well as the celebrated madwoman - explains much of its appeal... Jane Eyre is a book into which generations of readers have escaped. And yet it seems to provide something far more sustaining than the escapist fantasy... Her technical skill at writing the self in a first-person narrative is supreme, her words carefully chosen"

    Lucasta Miller, Guardian
  • "Charlotte Bronte was surely a marvellous woman. If it could be right to judge the work of a novelist from one small portion of one novel [JE], and to say of an author that he is to be accounted as strong as he shows himself to be in his strongest morsel of work, I should be inclined to put Miss Bronte very high indeed. I know of no interest more thrilling than that which she has been able to throw into the characters of Rochester and the governess, in the second volume of Jane Eyre"

    Anthony Trollope