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Jane Eyre (Oxford World's Classics) - Charlotte Brontë, Margaret Smith, Sally Shuttleworth

I found Charlotte's cool, limpid prose much more appealing than I had Emily's in Wuthering Heights and enjoyed the relaxing experience of reading this classic, though it seemed to end several times. However, the treatment of the 'mad' wife upset me and this undermined my respect for Jane, otherwise highly sympathetic as a courageous independent woman. I was also uncomfortable with the tidiness of the final resolution.