Advice and Strategies for Reading Jane Eyre
(let the Very Victorian Fall commence!)
Today’s episode originally aired on our Patreon bonus feed, but we’re releasing it to everyone today to get us all ready for a Very Victorian Fall! We're sharing some of our favorite tips for approaching Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. We give general advice for reading a dense Victorian novel alongside our thoughts about the genre conventions and stylistic elements of Jane Eyre that can enhance your reading of this novel in particular.
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Check out these Eyre-inspired links to get ready for our September selection:
An introduction to the Victorian era from the Poetry Foundation.
A mood-setting playlist from one of our patrons (thanks, Alicia!).
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On Tuesday 9/7 we’re discussing Part One of Jane Eyre. This episode will cover Chapters 1-26.
On Tuesday 9/21 we’ll pick up with Part Two of Jane Eyre, covering Chapters 27-38 and our pairings.
In between, we have a special guest! We can’t wait to share more soon.
Chelsey is listening to The Comfort Book by Matt Haig via Libro.fm*. Sara just finished No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood and A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. We’re also busy building board book collections and postpartum TBR lists!
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-Sara and Chelsey