"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion.
To attack the first is not to assail the last."
- Charlotte Bronte, (preface) Jane Eyre
"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me;
I am a free human being with an independent will."
- Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
How on earth? Could I not...
Why on earth? Did I not...
Read this classic piece of English romance literature before I was 48 years old.
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre is such a wonderful female heroine. All young ladies should read this wonderful story. This strong, yet ladylike and proper character gives anyone a fine example to aspire to. I am so glad that I read it and would strongly recommend it.
Now! One of the things that we love to do in our bookclub is select a book that will have a movie feature. And of course Jane Eyre was recently released as a small independent film.
It is the best film adaptation I have seen. It really followed the book very closely with only a few small exceptions. The only thing that I didn't care for was that the picture was very dark. Everything else... 2 thumbs up.
And the worst... The 1996 adaptation with William Hurt as Rochester.
(so not believable...In my humble opinion)
Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte
Who is your fave?
Our next selection?
Water for Elephants