Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (1847) I found this at my local library. They had a $1 book sale about a year ago and I’m just now starting to read it. I’m on chapter seven and it’s really good. I love this girl. She’s witty, attentive, smart and so far she seems to stand up for herself quite well. In the chapters I have finished, she’s already been through a lot. A family that doesn’t love her, though her parents are both dead. Isolation (borderline imprisonment). Being shipped off to boarding school with the trumped-up reputation as a rotten child. So far it’s a great read. I just hope things turn out for lil Miss Jane.
I just opened up my used copy of Jane Eyre and found this tucked between the pages.
“The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago; And the wild-rose and the OCHRIS died amid the summer glow.”
It looks like someone was keeping notes on the back. Any idea what it comes from/means?
Read this yesterday to take a little break from some other stuff I’ve been reading
Oh literary comfort blankets
Everything he admired or loved had been the product of intense individualism. …when had mass philosophies ever brought benefit or wisdom?
From my own aspirations:
Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. This is the Penguin Classics I want very very badly. For years I haven’t found this treasure in local bookstores. Sigh :<
From my own collection:
Whoops! It looks like I have twenty Penguin Classics! My Maxims and Reflections by Goethe is in the other room.