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Novel Pairings

Sep 7, 2021

Today, Sara and Chelsey discuss chapters 1-26 of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. We’ve each read this Victorian Gothic novel multiple times, learning something new with each reread. In today’s conversation, we reflect on past reading experiences and dive into analysis. We share our thoughts on the early coming of age chapters, Jane and Rochester’s romance, and what’s going on in the attic at Thornfield. We’ll give you a heads up for major spoilers, but we think this is a great episode to listen to before, during, or after you read Brontë’s iconic novel. 


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Books mentioned:

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter


Also mentioned:

Charlotte Brontë biography

Sorry, but Jane Eyre Isn’t the Romance You Want It to Be, from JSTOR Daily

Bluebeard fairytale 


Picks of the week:

Chelsey - The Rom Pod series “On Eyre”

Sara - Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys