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Vladimir Nabokov, Craig Raine
Jane Eyre - Michael Mason, Charlotte Brontë To me, a sign of a really good book is one that I can read several times and still find new aspects to appreciate. Jane Eyre is definitely that book. When I was 9, it was Jane's ability to escape her rotten school and no good childhood experiences, when I was 14 it was the romance between Jane and Mr. Rochester, when I was 16 it was Jane's quiet strength of character and how she did whatever she thought was the right thing to do no matter how much pain it caused her, and when I was 17 it was Jane's strength of character plus her somewhat hidden sarcasm and wit behind her quiet appearance. These days I don't really like Jane and Mr. Rochester's relationship that much (she deserves so much better! I find him extremely unlikeable and He should have confided in her about his wife rather than try to trick her! ) but I still appreciate the other aspects that appealed to me before. I am curious what I will notice and appreciate next time!