I'm like obsessed with this book as you already know. It could be because it's the first classic I discovered for myself: borrowing an abridged version of a friend's. A basic hero’s journey plot—Jane is an orphan with cruel relatives who’s sent away to a boarding school for poor children, then earns her living as a governess to a man who has a secret in his attic (no spoilers!) and falls in love with him as one does. It’s vast and spanning, and I remember when I first read it, I couldn’t put it down. It's lapsed copyright, which means, yup, FREE. Read it here.
so you can look at them over and over again. It’s brilliant, and you’ll find yourself reciting it alone or to someone you love at 2 am. It’s that kind of poetry. Here’s a bit:
I like for you to be still: it is as though you were absent,
distant and full of sorrow as though you had died.
One word then, one smile, is enough.
And I am happy, happy that it's not true.