All of the sudden I 100% understand people's fascination with this story.
Despite it being written in the mid 1800s and there being at least three words a page that I had to look up in the dictionary, I followed Jane's autobiographical story told in 1st person POV very easily (unlike when I read Pride and Prejudice, which confused the heck outta me).
To say that this is the most quotable book I've ever read is an understatement! I highlighted so many things. Some of the lines about being in love are pure magic.
"Come to me - come to me entirely now," said he; and added, in his deepest tone, speaking in my ear as his cheek was laid on mine, "Make my happiness - I will make yours."
"My future husband was becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun."
"Not a human being that ever lived could wish to be loved better than I was loved; and him who thus loved me I absolutely worshipped."
Read this book. Now I say! Read it now!