Book #27 – Jane Eyre
Earlier this year I walked by the Classics shelf at my local library and picked up Emma by Jane Austin on a whim. I’ve never been one for classic, but I thought I’d check it out. And guess what? I really liked it! Shortly after that I read Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. My realization after those was: maybe classics aren’t actually all that daunting. After all, they deal with the same things as contemporary novels: intrigue, manipulation, dynamics of relationships, and broken hearts.
Which brings me to my next classic: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. I feel like I’m the very last person to have read this book, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m intrigued by the Brontë sisters and hope to read more of their novels after this one.
Before I finish up here, a quick, unrelated note: I never realized before starting this blog how much I appreciate book covers. True, you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover, but a cover can not only give insights into the story behind it, but also insights into other people’s interpretations of the story. Jane Eyre has definitely had plenty of different covers over the years and I’m looking forward to sharing some of them. The one I’ve included here is the cover of the copy I’m currently reading. What do you think the flame represents? Or is it a flame? It could be some mystic symbol, I guess.