Friday Fifty-Six: A Dose of Currer Bell

Today’s Friday Fifty-Six is brought to you by the Penguin Drop Caps Edition of Jane Eyre, a.k.a. my second and very prized copy of this beautiful piece of classic literature.

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre happens to be my favorite book and, for that reason, I thought it was only fitting to include it in an early edition of my contribution to the Friday Fifty-Six.

I cannot even begin to describe how important this book is to me, why I love Jane, the character, oh so much; how, since I read it for the first time at twelve years of age, this book continues to speak to me more and more with every read.

I cannot begin to describe any of that in one short post, so I leave you with this short excerpt instead, from page fifty-six of the Penguin Drop Caps Edition of Jane Eyre:

As yet I had spoken to no one, nor did anybody seem to take notice of me; I stood lonely enough, but that feeling of isolation I was accustomed; it did not oppress me much. I leant against a pillar of the veranda, drew my gray mantle close about me, and, trying to forget the cold which nipped me without, and the unsatisfied hunger which gnawed me within, delivered myself up to the employment of watching and thinking.

And, sometimes, the employment of watching and thinking is simply the very best there is.

The Friday 56 link up is hosted by Freda’s Voice.

15 Replies to “Friday Fifty-Six: A Dose of Currer Bell”

  1. Britta, what a creative idea, the Friday 56! And the book you chose and the segment from page 56 is perfect…Ah Jane Eyre indeed is a classic and this segment is so descriptive, I feel as if I am part of the scene.
    And yes, watching and thinking…what a poignant word choice!
    Have an incredible rest of your Friday and a super weekend!


    1. Ah, I encourage you to check out Freda’s blog, as she is the one who started this link up.
      I love it, too. It’s such a fun way to find out about books other people are reading and I love quotes in general, so it’s perfect.
      I didn’t realize how significant this passage was the just my life in general until after I had already scheduled this post. It really is quite perfect, though, as I am an introvert who does so value watching and thinking…and to think, of all pages, it was on 56.
      Thanks Lia! You too. I work all weekend, but I get to see some college tomorrow night, which I’m SUPER excited for, 🙂

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      1. Thanks for the link, I’ll check out her blog! Indeed it’s funny how that page 56 really resonated with you!
        And enjoy hanging out with your college friends! It’s like a mini reunion already: )

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    1. The drop caps only refers to the covers. They are unbelievably gorgeous, that’s for sure. I just HAD to spend the extra money when I found out Jane Eyre was part of the series, as it is my favorite book. This copy is one of the books in my collection that I hold most dear to me.
      I will for sure stop by. Thank you for stopping by and the comment. 🙂


    1. Me too! I feel like I take something new away from it with every read
      It will definitely be a book I hold with me forever. So glad you enjoyed this post. I’ll definitely check out your post, albeit a little belatedly.


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