I’ve finished the second book, Frankenstein…48 more to go!
THE 50 IN 52 PROJECT READING CHALLENGE FUNDRAISER CONTINUES!
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So next up is….Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (1847)
Charlotte Brontë was one of the three Brontë sisters that survived into adulthood. All three wrote classics of English literature (e.g., Emily wrote Wuthering Heights, her only novel, and Anne wrote The Tenant of Wildfel Hall.)
Jane Eyre is a bildingsroman, a German word that in literary criticism has come to mean a “coming of age story.” Two of the major struggles in this novel involve romantic love vs. individualism and autonomy…and tending to one’s spirit (through religion) vs. being aware of bodily pleasures and the practical consequences of the tenants of her faith.
The edition I am reading (from Bantam Classics) has an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates!
I challenged myself to read 50 books in one year (6/1/18 – 6/1/19) as a fundraiser to benefit www.RAINN.org, the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network.
I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book read. You can pledge $1, $2, any amount you like, and you won’t need to pay until after 6/1/19, when you’ll receive an invoice based on the number of books I’ve read. To sponsor me & pledge, click HERE.
For more info & yo see the complete list of 50 books, go to the post pinned to the top of the 50 in 52 Project Facebook page or follow this blog. Click HERE for links of the allof the 0 in 52 Project blog posts.