Jane Eyre

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Dononhue, Henneberry & Company, 1890 - 472 pages
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My wife and I love the movie and enjoy watching it again and again from time to time, always finding further riches within the treasure of its story. So, slow reader that I am, I look foreward to tilling the furtile fields of this marvalious true to life drama.

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who is the heroin, Jane Eyre or Charlotte Bronte?

Contents

I
1
II
6
III
13
IV
21
V
35
VI
48
VII
55
VIII
64
XX
206
XXI
221
XXII
243
XXIII
250
XXIV
260
XXV
278
XXVI
290
XXVII
301

IX
72
X
80
XI
90
XII
106
XIII
116
XIV
127
XV
139
XVI
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XVII
161
XVIII
181
XIX
196
XXVIII
327
XXIX
344
XXX
356
XXXI
365
XXXII
373
XXXIII
384
XXXIV
397
XXXV
420
XXXVI
430
XXXVII
440
XXXVIII
460

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Page 428 - ... sun or moon to shine in it, because the glory of God lightens it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
Page 279 - My future husband was becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for His creature: of whom I had made an idol.
Page 109 - ... too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex.
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Page 72 - ... nests enclosing pearl-like eggs, wreathed about with young ivy sprays. I examined, too, in thought, the possibility of my ever being able to translate currently a certain little French story which Madame Pierrot had that day shown me; nor was that problem solved to my satisfaction ere I fell sweetly asleep. Well has Solomon said - 'Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
Page 28 - What must you do to avoid it?" I deliberated a moment. My answer, when it did come, was objectionable. "I must keep in good health, and not die." "How can you keep in good health? Children younger than you die daily. I buried a little child of five years old, only a day or two since — a good little child, whose soul is now in heaven. It is to be feared the same could not be said of you, were you to be called hence.
Page 27 - The handle turned, the door unclosed, and passing through and curtseying low, I looked up at - a black pillar! - such, at least, appeared to me, at first sight, the straight, narrow, sable-clad shape standing erect on the rug: the grim face at the top was like a carved mask, placed above the shaft by way of capital.
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Page 262 - It can never be, sir; it does not sound likely. Human beings never enjoy complete happiness in this world. I was not born for a different destiny to the rest of my species: to imagine such a lot befalling me is a fairy tale - a day-dream.

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