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Jane Eyre

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Definition famous and still popular novel (by Charlotte Brontë) with unconventional characters including a heroine who transcends her society (1847)
  • I had never loved a man before, physically, and I've read enough of both Jane Eyre and Brenda Starr to know every first love is potent.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • I was trying to finish Jane Eyre.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • And I read how Jane Eyre used to go up on to the roof when Mrs Fairfax was making jellies and looked over the fields at the distant view.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • Louise reminded me of Jane Eyre.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Muting Decapitation would be like reading only every other word of Jane Eyre.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Ruth pretended to read Jane Eyre.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • One hundred and sixty pages of Jane Eyre.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Jane Eyre, it was called.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • A Study in Scarlet has only a few bent pages but Jane Eyre has a wretched tear in it.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Abbot and Bessie, I believe I gave orders that Jane Eyre should be left in the red-room till I came to her myself.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • It's her favorite novel, Jane Eyre, and she wanted to own it, to have it in her possession.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • This was the age of Jane Eyre, whom we all remember refused to accept Mr. Rochester's generous offer to make over her wardrobe, preferring merino wool to the silk organzas he ordered for her.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • And then, a few days later, when he had stood in social science class and accidentally read from his paper on Jane Eyre instead of the War of 1812—I had looked at him in a way he thought was nice.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • On Wednesday evenings twice a month she attended a meeting of her book circle, five other women who enjoyed discussing Benito Cereno, Flowers of Evil, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Jane Eyre.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Jane Eyre.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • "Everything of Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre, and all of Dickens and Shakespeare's plays except Coriolanus, because everyone kills everyone, but I know Midsummer Night's Dream almost by heart.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • The novels of her girlhood that had stayed on in her imagination, besides those of Dickens and Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson, were Jane Eyre, Trilby, The Woman in White, Green Mansions, King Solomon's Mines.
    Eudora Welty  --  One Writer's Beginnings
  • "My dear master," I answered, "I am Jane Eyre: I have found you out — I am come back to you."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • When Jane Eyre came to look at my book —which happened to be Our Town—I handed it to her just right.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • We'd just finished reading Jane Eyre.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly

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