Jane Eyre, the plain yet spirited governess, introduced a new kind of heroine in literature-one whose virtuous integrity, sharp intellect, and tireless perseverance broke through class barriers to win equal stature with the man she loved. Orphaned and subjected to cruelty at Lowood charity school, Jane nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity. The story of how Jane becomes governess at Thornfield Hall, meets and loves Mr. Rochester, and discovers the impediment to their lawful marriage transcends melodrama to portray a woman's passionate search for a wider and richer life than that traditionally accorded to her by Victorian society. Hailed by William Makepeace Thackeray as "the masterwork of a great genius," this impassioned love story is still regarded, more than a century later, as one of the finest novels in literature.
Unless you enjoy old-time radio dramas, you'll probably find this version of Jane Eyre intolerable. Conceptually, there's something appealing about the male dialog being spoken by men and the female dialog being spoken by women; but in this rendition, the voices are so melodramatic that I was unable to listen to more than 15 mins. before putting the CDs back in the envelope and sending them back. I highly recommend instead the unabridged version of Jane Eyre by Brilliance Audio.
Excellent. I enjoyed very much and will recommend it to a friend.
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