Review of Jane Eyre from the Era


This warm, positive Era review of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre reminds us of how startlingly different the novel was in contrast with others from the same period. The reviewer comments that, 'The story is [...] unlike all that we have read'. As in other contemporary reviews, the reviewer here insists that the author cannot possibly be a woman, revealing the entrenched, limiting attitudes towards women in the 19th century. Brontë is praised, however, as having 'the gift of being able to write as he thinks and feels'.

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Review of Jane Eyre from the Era
14 November 1847, London
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