Rochester fall in love, but jane is horrified when she finds out mr. If you love books as much as i do, join the dm book lovers club to keep up with the latest in the book world and get the dm book club reading list. There was no possibility of taking a walk that day. Theres nothing quite like jane eyre, that classic gothic romance about a young victorian woman torn between passionate love and her spiritual integrity. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading jane eyre full version annotated literary classics collection book 4. Rochester following her return to thornfield hall having been gone to visit her ill aunt reed, jane learns from mrs. In particular, critics found fault with the novels frank portrayal of complicated sexual and romantic relationships, unconventional christianity, and jane eyres.
Janes look grace poolebertha mystery is shown best in this version fire scene best of dalton rochesters pleading dalton also did very well in this scene. Jane is a governess who comes to work in a creepy house for a brooding man with a big secret. Orphaned jane eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and. Although perfectly readable, i enjoy following its sentencesor at times laying the volume aside and hearing the storyread by a polished performer. Comprehensive guide to jane eyre adaptations reelrundown. May 31, 2016 if you love books as much as i do, join the dm book lovers club to keep up with the latest in the book world and get the dm book club reading list. Oct 18, 2016 jane eyre is truly timelessit is a work of literature that will introduce readers of any age to memorable characters and a story that gets better and better each time you read it. That movie is a little short, but captures the soul of the book, by my opinion. Currently, there have been over twenty film and tv adaptations, with another film announced for 2011 featuring mia wasikowska of tim burtons alice in wonderland.
Jane eyre, 1944 film this is the vintage classic film version, starring orson welles and joan fontaine. Reader, did you know that there has been at least one screen adaptation of jane eyre per decade since 1910. The second edition was dedicated to william makepeace thackeray. Surely one could do little justice to brontes sprawling masterpiece in two hours 2011 jane eyre movie, much less in 97 minutes 1943 jane eyre movie or even 62 minutes 1934 jane eyre movie. Jane eyre penguin classics deluxe edition charlotte bronte isbn. An authoritative text, backgrounds, criticism, a norton critical edition by bronte, charlotte and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Its been hailed by some as a truer representation of victorian england than the original, but others believe its deletion of all vampyres, zombies, werewolves and the like has made it much duller. I havent seen all of the jane eyre movie versions either, but having sampled a few, i recommend the masterpiece theater version, in part because it encompasses more of the novel, and because both the actors playing jane and rochester are convincing. Here is a quick survey of the jane eyre movies i have seen. Ciaran hinds looks like rochester but doesnt act like him. Passionate, poetic and revolutionary, jane eyre is a novel of naked emotional power. First up is the 1996 version starring charlotte gainsborough, william hurt and a. Lets talk about the various film adaptations of jane eyre.
It was published on 16 october 1847 the novel revolutionised the art of fiction. The movie versions ive seen were, surprisingly, fairly true to the book not often the case, as anyone who reads a book and then watches its movie knows. Jane eyre 9 of 868 and stormbeat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lamentable blast. George lewes, a famous victorian literary critic declared it the best novel of the season. When jane eyre was first published in 1847, it was an immediate popular and critical success. Jane eyre full version annotated literary classics collection book 4 kindle edition by bronte, charlotte. Their brother, john, is more blatantly hostile to jane, reminding her that she is a poor dependent of his mother who. The novel is a firstperson narrative from the perspective of the title character. Jane eyre cary fukunaga revises a classic the new york. Though both appear to be older than they are in book, but the mental age fit seamlessly.
Jane eyre follows the emotions and experiences of its eponymous character, including her growth to adulthood, and her love for mr. Not as snazzy and new as some of the other versions, but charming in its own way, if you like that sort of thing. It was originally published in three volumes in the 19th century, comprising chapters 1 to 15, 16 to 27, and 28 to 38. Charlotte brontes bestknown book tells the lifestory of jane eyre, who at the age of ten is sent to a bleak yorkshire orphanage and later becomes governess to the ward of mr. Go get yourself a copy, curl up on the couch and travel to england in the 1840s courtesy of charlotte bronte. She finds a kindred spirit in her employer, the mysterious and brooding mr. This is a version of jane eyre which delves into some of the unexplained aspects of the novel.
Jane eyre full version annotated literary classics. Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject english language and literature studies literature, grade. I returned to my bookbewicks history of british birds. Jane eyre by charlotte bronte page to screen comparisons. Rochester was heavyhanded and jane was yielding and mild. My goal with this website is to catalogue all the things ive found, with a focus on different film, radio, book and theatre adaptations. Orphaned jane eyre endures an unhappy childhood, hated by her aunt and cousins and then sent to. Jane is ten years old, an outsider in the reed family. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. If thats not enough modern retellings of jane eyre for you, heres a huge list of prequels, sequels, spinoffs and inspired bysbased ons for further reading. Amanda root is that performer in this unabridged naxos edition, and her resonant, supple voice is perfect for creating brontes atmosphere, as well as the. Librivox recording of jane eyre, by charlotte bronte.
Robert stevensons 1943 adaptation of jane eyre is one of the only versions to properly capture the novels gothic elements. Jane eyre is truly timelessit is a work of literature that will introduce readers of any age to memorable characters and a story that gets better and better each time you read it. The wartime film version of jane eyre is remarkable in that the role of mr. So, this is a novel about a woman named jane eyre, and its titled jane eyre. Jane eyre was already next on my lit flicks challenge list, but when i happened to be the october giveaway winner and the bluestocking society kindly sent me the book thanks, jessica. Her female cousins, georgiana and eliza, tolerate, but dont love her. The most important fires in jane eyre are berthas two acts of arson. Rochester, but he hides a terrible secret that threatens their chances of happiness. Before reading or seeing jane eyre, i did have some idea of the general plot. Jane eyre anna paquin and charlotte gainsbourg is an orphan cast out as a young girl by her aunt, mrs. This silent movie was the first movie version of jane eyre. Charlotte brontes classic novel jane eyre is narrated by the title character, an orphan who survives neglect and abuse to become a governess at the remote thornfield hall. There have been over sixteen english language film versions of jane eyre, beginning in 1910 with the first of eight silent movies based on the book. The 1848 edition of jane eyre, with a preface by charlotte bronte.
The penguin english library edition of jane eyre by charlotte bronte. See more ideas about jane eyre book, jane eyre and charlotte bronte. Jane eyre is a famous and influential novel by english writer charlotte bronte. My favorites are the 2011 version with mia wasikowska and michael fassbender for best movie, and the 1983 adaptation of jane eyre, starring timothy dalton for best miniseries, and the closest version to the book ever filmed. My major quarrel with some major filmed versions of jane eyre has been their length. Orphaned as an infant, jane eyre lives with at gateshead with her aunt, sarah reed, as the novel opens. Cary fukunaga, the director of the new movie version of jane eyre, which opens friday, joked recently that there was an unwritten law requiring that jane eyre be. The original post dates from 2010 but was updated in 2014, so its pretty current. Volume 1 transcription project, volume 2 transcription project, volume 3 transcription project.
Mar 10, 2011 jane eyre is tricky to cast because its central match isat least to the naked eyea mismatch of age, station, and temperament. Jul 30, 2015 i have read the book, jane eyre at least 100 times cover to cover. Reed, when there was no company, dined early the cold winter wind had brought with it clouds so sombre, and a. Mar 06, 2011 cary fukunaga, the director of the new movie version of jane eyre, which opens friday, joked recently that there was an unwritten law requiring that jane eyre be remade every five years. An abridged version of the novel is available under the title jane eyre. For this comparison, however, ive decided to focus on just a couple of the jane eyre film adaptations this time around. Jane eyre, 1996 film a recent bigbudget film version of jane eyre, directed by the famous and fantastic franco zeffirelli. I had already, as a teen, gotten myself involved in some unscrupulous behaviour. Im a huge fan of the novel and have spent more time than i should looking up everything i could about it. But it was a book that i was very enriched by reading.
In my humble opinion, in 1983, timothy dalton plays as if it is a stage scene or a teletheatre. Mar 21, 2020 the publication of jane eyre in 1847 heralded a n. Jane eyre is tricky to cast because its central match isat least to the naked eyea mismatch of age, station, and temperament. Editions of jane eyre by charlotte bronte goodreads.
Jane eyre is a 2011 romantic drama film directed by cary fukunaga and starring mia wasikowska and michael fassbender. There are even more if you include versions filmed in other languages, and more than that if you consider adaptations more loosely based on the story. Apr 20, 2018 5 best screen versions of the novel jane eyre jane eyre 1943. The second version is the 2011 film starring mia wasikowska and michael fassbender. Oct 15, 2019 jane eyre is a novel by english writer charlotte bronte. Shy governess, obnoxiousbutphilosophical middle aged guy. And because jane eyre is adapted every few years or so, there are many great versions out there to delve into such as the 2006 miniseries. I watched the several versions of films jane eyre, i must say, 1970 tv movie, g. Jane eyre simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Reed fiona shaw, and sent to be raised in a harsh charity school for girls. Orphaned in to the household of her aunt reed at gateshead, subject to the cruel regime at lowood charity school, jane eyre nonetheless emerges unbroken in spirit and integrity.
This version of jane eyre works in some novel twists that fit into the original plot, such as janes pursuit of rochester and st. Buy jane eyre book online at the folio society from the worlds most. An iconic novel dressed in a fierce design by acclaimed fashion illustrator ruben toledo. Jane eyre by charlotte bronte, first edition abebooks. Jane eyre book by charlotte bronte official publisher.
Jane as a whole character and look mia is an amazing jane. Jane eyre penguin classics deluxe edition penguin books. The favorite book of many readers and still one of the bestselling classic novels of all time, jane eyre. Sep 03, 2015 lets talk about the various film adaptations of jane eyre. Jane eyre and david copperfield by oliver blaha available from rakuten kobo. The cinematography, sets, and score all emphasize the darkness of lowood, thornfield, and its inhabitants. First up is the 1996 version starring charlotte gainsborough, william hurt and a young anna paquin. This version of jane eyre works in some novel twists that fit into the original plot, such as jane s pursuit of rochester and st. Brothers of new york came out with the american edition in. Finding him in the courtyard, jane offers congratulations, mentions shell be looking for a new position, and walks off into the surrounding wild.
Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. One of the best novels ever written, in a chic new deluxe edition. Published december 16th 2010 by public domain books. Romance is a genre that is looked down on by many sophisticated readers. As i was about to embark on my adult life, i was in need to hear the voice of a strong and noble woman. Captures her passion, restraint, intelligence, understanding, the essence of jane eyre rochester as a whole character and look proposal scene the bleeding inwardly line just wrenches at ones heart wedding scene and meeting the wife pleading scenefassbender captured the extremeties in rochesters character. Perhaps they would look down on jane eyre, but would probably get some eyebrows raised at them. The movie tapes were lost, and so, we cannot watch this version for evaluation. Other versions left me scratching my head and thinking, hes nothing like rochester. Rochester is played by a truly passionate actor orson welles, the director of the film citizen kane, which many critics still consider as. The film was released on 11 march 2011 in the united states and 9 september in great britain and ireland. Jane eyre norton critical editions deborah lutz, charlotte bronte isbn.1146 104 117 232 1414 419 1284 1025 944 685 826 574 1481 1522 949 1432 588 525 548 703 1032 735 1525 386 1239 474 1352 1045 1305 584 273 855 1093 1013 1357 1101 1217