OpenCampus Reading Group - Victorian Secrets:
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - hosted by Keith Parsons
'Victorian Secrets' aims to bring together some of the best-loved with the lesser-read fiction of the Victorian era. Using examples from across different genres and sub-genres, it proves participants with a cross-section of 19th-century literature that shows just how varied, lively, and readable Victorian fiction can be.
It’s not easy to shine out amongst the Brontës, each publishing much-loved works (except Branwell). Jane Eyre, though, stands apart as one of the best-loved books of all time. Providing a classic counterpoint to many of the lesser-known works on the programme, this session will encourage readers to recognise all the ways in which the novel was exceptional. Even if Kate Bush didn’t write a song about it.