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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (643,548 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Josephine Bailey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9780307917713
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Introduction by Diane Johnson
Commentary by G. K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Elizabeth Rigby, George Saintsbury, and Anthony Trollope
 
Initially published under the pseudonym Currer Bell in 1847, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre erupted onto the English literary scene, immediately winning the devotion of many of the world’s most renowned writers, including William Makepeace Thackeray, who declared it a work “of great genius.” Widely regarded as a revolutionary novel, Brontë’s masterpiece introduced the world to a radical new type of heroine, one whose defiant virtue and moral courage departed sharply from the more acquiescent and malleable female characters of the day. Passionate, dramatic, and surprisingly modern, Jane Eyre endures as one of the world’s most beloved novels.
 
Includes a Modern Library Reading Group Guide


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Quotes & Awards

  • “At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Bronte.”

    Virginia Woolf

  • At the end we are steeped through and through with the genius, the vehemence, the indignation of Charlotte Brontë. Virginia Woolf
  • “This is not merely a work of great promise; it is one of absolute performance. It is one of the most powerful domestic romances which have been published for many years…It is a book to make the pulses gallop and the heart beat, and to fill the eyes with tears.”

    Atlas (1847)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 2/17/2014

    " Amazing!!!! Highly recommended It's my all time favourite classic now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodi Wood | 2/12/2014

    " After two failed attempts, I finally read Jane Eyre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lana Porter | 2/10/2014

    " I read this novel in High School and found myself falling in love with reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ania Sasiadek | 2/8/2014

    " I could read it over and over again and i could never get bored. Amazing read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina | 2/4/2014

    " This book presents a fantastic Christian heroine. The story of true love seems more real than nearly any novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Peck | 1/26/2014

    " I almost got to 30 before I read this, and would those three decades have been meaningless if I never got around to it? No. But it was a good book, with characters that were infinitely more interesting than those in Wuthering Heights. (I know, different Bronte sister.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 1/20/2014

    " I rediscovered this book last summer after becoming obsessed with the musical. I forgot how much I loved it! Such a great classic romance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melanie Snow | 1/16/2014

    " Love, love, love this classic! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew Stanfill | 12/26/2013

    " I never though I would love a book like this so much but it is quite excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda Bacala | 12/23/2013

    " One of my favorite books of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claire | 12/15/2013

    " Loved this book. It was a bit challenging to decipher the language sometimes, but all in all it was a wonderful book. Many people think classic literature is dull, but Jane Eyre was very exciting and had many twists that I did not expect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nata | 12/8/2013

    " amazing.... awesome!!!! very interesting... so wonderful story! I love it so much <3 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia Tecuceanu | 11/24/2013

    " Loved it! It a very intense story, loved the characters and the way their love story evolved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 11/12/2013

    " It was one of the first books that I was emotionally involved in, when I was young, and spurred my love of reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Kayorie | 10/15/2013

    " Classic but still a little distrubing. The ending still does not set well with me and frankly I never understood the attraction between Rochester and the heroine. The source for the "madwoman in the attic" motif. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie | 6/9/2013

    " Fantastic novel. Really opened my eyes to feminism in an era when women were less important. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delia Remington | 7/12/2012

    " This book broke my heart the first time I read it. One of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Distortedr | 2/18/2012

    " Very much Cinderlla-ish, only darker version. Also heroine inheriting money at the end when all hope seems lost? Meh. Not found of the romance between the two main characters either. He's an asshole. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisabeth Wilkerson doerr | 2/6/2012

    " Probably my favorite book : ) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory Knapp | 1/8/2012

    " There are two kinds of people: those who cry when Helen Burns dies, holding on to Jane, and those who don't. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonna | 9/27/2011

    " At risk of retroactive revocation of my English major -- I've never read this. I'm enjoying it -- it's my current reading for the times when I'm just walking on the treadmill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Davidson | 9/25/2011

    " This book caught me by surprise and I ended up really really enjoying it. Definitely a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie Gill | 8/30/2011

    " If you want to be constantly thinking "that guy is such a dick!" about all the male characters then this is the book for you. At least I can cross it off my list now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minrain | 6/13/2011

    " A most strikingly impressive book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Vallaste | 1/28/2011

    " I read it in either 7th or 8th grade, and even though I remember some parts of it being touching, I was not overly excited with the book in general. But people who love romantic historical fiction will likely enjoy "Jane Eyre". "

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About the Author

Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) grew up in the isolated parsonage at Haworth, Yorkshire, where her father was curate. She and her sisters Emily and Anne thrived in fantasy worlds that drew on their voracious reading of Shakespeare, romantic, and gothic fiction. Charlotte was employed as a teacher and a governess before she began writing with her sisters. The Professor, her first novel, was rejected for publication until 1857, although Jane Eyre, published in 1847 under a pseudonym, achieved great success.

About the Narrator

Josephine Bailey’s impeccable narrations include the British classics Jane Eyre and The Secret Garden. She has also used her subtly nuanced style to enliven historical fiction and light romances. She has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award.