A read this just after reading her sister's Wuthering Heights. At first I thought this was a little light weight but soon realised that despite the cosmetic coating which made it more amenable to readers of her own time it deals with similar issues to other Bronte works. The issue of education is central. We are made aware what it really comprises and how it often more evident in self taught humble peasants eager for the truth than in the most erudite arrogant tempestuous philistines, fops and prima donnas. The second major issue is that of treatment of women and the violence shown by man against his fellow creatures and those of nature under the alleged prescription of the bible. Read and enjoy. Some really humorous scenes as well.
Ed the Weary