Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Book Quote - Jane Eyre

I am currently reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte for the first time.  There is part of a paragraph that I just love that I thought I would share from chapter 15:

"And, Miss Eyre, so much was I flattered by this preference of the Gallic sylph for her Britsh gnome, that I installed her in an hotel, gave her a complete establishment of servants, a carriage, cashmeres, diamonds, dentelles, &c.  In short, I began the process of ruining myself in the received style, like any other spoony.  I had not, it seems, the originality to chalk out a new road to shame and destruction, but trod the old track with stupid exactness not to deviate an inch from the beaten centre.  I had - as I deserved to have - the fate of all other spoonies."
You can buy this vintage copy of Jane Eyre from rosegoldaline on etsy here.

That's it...I'm just sharing a quote that I like.  I never like to hear what a book is about before I read it.  I never even read the back of a paperback.  I like to go into a book knowing absolutley nothing that will happen in the story.  I sometimes will read the sentence they have on the front to draw you in but other than that, I like everything to be a complete surprise.  That is why I'm not even going to you who says it and or any background.  Because I wouldn't want to know.

But haven't we all been there?


  1. You're going to love Jane Eyre...there is so much depth of character...isn't reading it just pure joy?