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    Yes! The men of this book were capital, the three...

    Yes! The men of this book were capital, the three of them (the businessman, the lord and the cousin)
    which makes the heroine even more absurd for making that choice of hers. They were so wasted on...
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    One reason is that probably a writer could not...

    One reason is that probably a writer could not know very well a town and could not make research but didn't want to give details that could be proven false. The same goes for dates too.

    Sometimes...
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    I am happy to say: Apology accepted. Part of the...

    I am happy to say: Apology accepted.
    Part of the relationships is to learn the limits of other and now for the first time you reached mine :) .
    Just don't do it again in the future :lol: .
    ...
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    First of all it seems that I have made a mistake...

    First of all it seems that I have made a mistake in revealing my profession, but it was in an effort to support a mental health argument, not something to be judged for accordingly in all my personal...
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    The portrait of lady by Henry James. So wordy...

    The portrait of lady by Henry James. So wordy and perplexed for no apparent reason, without any meaning and with a pathetic and masochistic ending for a so called clever heroine.
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    Poll: Kiki Charlotte's marriage is a huge issue because...

    Kiki Charlotte's marriage is a huge issue because some people wanted to present her unhappy in her marriage, which she wasn't, and tried even to forge her letters. The sentence which you mention goes...
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    Poll: No that's not the issue here. It has to do about...

    No that's not the issue here. It has to do about the depth of love though. Independently whether a woman is beautiful or not likes to be loved for something more than her beauty. And that is mainly...
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    Poll: But Jane Eyre has already been married 10 years...

    But Jane Eyre has already been married 10 years and is happy with her dark gothic guy :lol:
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    Poll: Who talked about marriage material? They are...

    Who talked about marriage material? They are fantasizing material really ;). That is why they are so great! So if you are going to fantasize why not choose the most exciting one :lol:
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    Poll: I think that if the question here was "who is the...

    I think that if the question here was "who is the sexiest", Rochester would have had a clean victory;). Now when it comes to overall character, Rochester is not an easy man to live with, let alone to...
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    1) Jane Eyre and Villette (my favorite author is...

    1) Jane Eyre and Villette (my favorite author is Charlotte Bronte and I love both books so much)
    2) East of Eden
    3) Pride and Prejudice
    4) Wuthering Heights
    5) 1984
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    Jane Eyre (and what a great temptation it was!...

    Jane Eyre (and what a great temptation it was! :lol:)
    The mill on the Floss has a similar story with JE.
    Anna Karenina.
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    I really hope that someday I will come to like...

    I really hope that someday I will come to like Dickens too or some of his work. So far his style has not appealed to me, but in the future I intent on trying to again to see if there will be any...
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    Crying doesn't make him less than a man, just...

    Crying doesn't make him less than a man, just more human. In fact (and this goes for Romantic literature too) the fact that a man, despite being hard, is seen overcome by his feelings and crying,...
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    "The portrait of a lady" was a pretty pointless...

    "The portrait of a lady" was a pretty pointless book for me. Whatever it was that the heroine realized at the end made no difference, as she chooses to act as if she didn't know any better, so... And...
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    I agree I like Wuthering Heights and although I...

    I agree I like Wuthering Heights and although I have not read yet Tess, having seen an adaptation of it and having read two other Hardy novels ("a pair of blue eyes" and "far from the madding crowd")...
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    My favorite is Jane Eyre. It made me love...

    My favorite is Jane Eyre. It made me love literature in general.
    That makes it very special for me, although I don't know if it qualifies it to be considered THE British novel.
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    You may be right. I generally prefer to form my...

    You may be right. I generally prefer to form my own conclusions about persons, based on the sources (in this case Charlotte's letters), exactly to avoid this bias. I have found from experience that...
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    Poll: What can I say? I nominated for Adam (East of...

    What can I say? I nominated for Adam (East of Eden) and then I failed to vote for him, because I didn't notice the option of voting for more than one.

    So, if my choice was for only one hero (as I...
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    Poll: Same here too!:( I was already pressing that...

    Same here too!:( I was already pressing that button when I realized it!:crash:
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    Hi Regularjoe! I liked your essay and I agree...

    Hi Regularjoe!
    I liked your essay and I agree with most parts, but I would like the structure to be a little different, built around a central binding skeleton. For me Jane's absolutely first...
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    I am starting to regret that I didn't vote for Rochester instead of Oak. :bawling: He certainly deserves that second position instead of Romeo and my vote would have given it to him. That will teach...
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    I vote for my personal beloved ones authors: ...

    I vote for my personal beloved ones authors:

    Brontes (I know I am cheating here ;), but if I had to choose Charlotte is my all time favorite author)
    Steinbeck
    Austen
    Hardy
    Marques
  24. Poll: I voted for Gabriel Oak because it is the kind of...

    I voted for Gabriel Oak because it is the kind of man that I would like to be with in reality too (Adam from East of Eden is a reliable, kind, trustworthy and hardworking man too).:thumbs_up

    But I...
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    I didn't like "The portrait of a lady" by Henry...

    I didn't like "The portrait of a lady" by Henry James. Too wordy, way too confused sentences and with a stupid heroine presented as clever. The end also was so disappointing and kind of masochistic....
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