Introduzione di Paolo Ruffilli
Traduzione di Ugo Dettore
Quando Jane Eyre uscì nel 1847 sotto lo pseudonimo maschile di Currer Bell, un critico che lo recensì molto favorevolmente non si lasciò ingannare: «A scrivere è chiaramente una donna; e se non prendiamo un abbaglio, una nuova stella della letteratura». In parte autobiografico, questo romanzo ricco di colpi di scena da feuilleton fece scalpore nella società vittoriana per il coraggio e la franchezza della sua protagonista: una giovane donna senza dote né avvenenza, ma intelligente e tenace, forte e generosa, che dopo un’infanzia segnata da solitudine e privazioni trova la via del riscatto nel suo lavoro di istitutrice. Nella casa di Edward Rochester Jane scopre anche l’amore, un sentimento che per trionfare dovrà fare i conti con i fantasmi del passato e la volontà di questa antieroina di difendere prima di tutto la propria dignità. A più di sessant’anni dalla pubblicazione, la storia di Jane Eyre conquistò anche una lettrice sofisticata come Virginia Woolf: «L’esaltazione ci sospinge lungo tutto il libro... Alla fine siamo pieni del genio, della veemenza, dell’indignazione di Charlotte Brontë».
- ISBN: 8811604710
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 560
Yes, I suppose you can view this book mostly as a love story. That's what I did at age 13 - but that's why I was left disappointed back then¹. Or you can view this as an story of formation of a strong and independent female protagonist , a nineteenth-century feminist, light-years ahead of its time. An Leggi tutto
Reader, I gave it five stars. Please let me tell you why. Jane Eyre is the quintessential Victorian novel. It literally has everything that was typical of the period, but, unlike other novels, it has all the elements in one story. At the centre is the romance between Jane and Rochester, which is en
FIVE REASONS WHY JANE EYRE WOULD NEVER BE A BESTSELLER IN OUR TIMES: 5. Four hundred-odd pages of purely descriptive writing 4. Overt religious themes and moral preaching 3. A plain-Jane heroine who stays plain. No makeovers to reveal a hitherto hidden prettiness that only needed an application of hydr Leggi tutto
I could bang Mr. Rochester like a screen door 'till next Tuesday. That's not all I got from this book, honestly...
I feel like an ass saying this but... who actually thinks this is a cute romance!? What the actual f!! Now that this is out of the way. I did like Jane as a character and I also liked the portion of the book about her childhood but the two RoMaNcEs were train wrecks and if I hear anyone say they love Leggi tutto
“‘Jane, be still; don't struggle so like a wild, frantic bird, that is rending its own plumage in its desperation.’‘I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being, with an independent will; which I now exert to leave you.’” I am glad that in 1847 Charlotte Bronte made the decision to Leggi tutto
"Though you have a man's vigorous brain, you have a woman's heart and--it would not do." "It would do," I affirmed with some disdain, "perfectly well. Oh Jane, you wondrously bold and beautiful gal. After she was orphaned, Jane Eyre was sent to live with her maternal uncle and his wife (Mrs. Reed
I am a very pretentious person. I try to seem “hip” and “cool” and “relatable” and “down with the teens” - and of course I totally am all of those things - but also I have my tendencies toward pretension. It’s who I am. Just last night I shuddered at the idea of popular music, like some kind of eight Leggi tutto
Child neglect, near death, a dash of magical realism, the power of love, the powerlessness of the poor, sexual rivalry, mystery, madness and more. It is as powerful as ever - but is it really a l ov e story, given Rochester's Svengali-tendencies, or is it a l if e story? His downfall and her inheritance Leggi tutto
The kind of novel that makes one believe in love (again) - or at least desire to hold on to the illusion. Likely my favourite read for 2020. For the time being, just basking and swooning. inebriated. Speechless. I know it's out of fashionAnd a trifle uncoolBut I can't help itI'm a romantic fool
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