Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

  • Jul 16, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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NOTE ON LOCATION: This meetup will be in a private home in Franklin. I'll send details a couple days before the meetup.

From Wikipedia:

Primarily of the bildungsroman genre, Jane Eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for Mr. Rochester, the byronic master of fictitious Thornfield Hall. In its internalization of the action -- the focus is on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility and all the events are colored by a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry -- the novel revolutionized the art of fiction. Charlotte Brontë has been called the 'first historian of the private consciousness' and the literary ancestor of writers like Joyce and Proust. The novel contains elements of social criticism, with a strong sense of morality at its core, but is nonetheless a novel many consider ahead of its time given the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism.

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  • Sylvia

    JANE SLAYRE – The Literary Classic with a Blood-Sucking Twist

    Description excerpt: "[...] After trying her luck at a school full of zombies, Jane finds a position as a governess, where she meets and falls in love with Mr. Rochester. But evil strikes in the form of Mr. Rochester's first wife, a violent werewolf he keeps locked in the attic. [...]"


    http://tinyurl.com/kfu2e5q (Nashville Library's Overdrive site)

    I hope the author takes after Christopher Moore!

    July 17, 2013

  • Scott

    Okay so apparently I've just been un-wait-listed. Will need the details on the location. Have only gotten a few chapters into the book but will cram today. It's high school English all over again. LOL.

    July 16, 2013

    • Tracy N.


      July 16, 2013

    • Scott

      That's PERFECT! Typically I'm at Kimbro's on Tuesday nights, so the close proximity means I can go there after the meetup!

      July 16, 2013

  • Diane

    Can't make it; hope someone else can use my slot.

    July 15, 2013

  • Scott

    Just started reading this yesterday! Cool that you're doing this. Not cool that it's full. ;-)

    July 13, 2013

  • Ann-Marie R.

    uh oh, do you always meet Tuesdays? I have a standing commitment those evenings.

    July 1, 2013

    • Dave D

      Ann-Marie, we meet on Wednesdays for Shakespeare and Tuesdays otherwise.

      July 8, 2013

  • Lee_K

    Hey Guys,
    I see this meetup is full, which is awesome. If a spot opens, I'll attend. I'm not going to read Jane Eyre again, but I'd like to hear the conversation, as well as be better prepared for the conversation about the "prequel" we're reading in August.

    June 19, 2013

    • Lee_K

      Thanks, Tracy - I'm in!

      June 20, 2013

    • Sylvia

      Lee! Pay no attention to the lady with the dog! (Yo! Tracy! Tryin' to make a livin' here, OK?!)

      1 · June 20, 2013

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