Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist
  • Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist
  • Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist

Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist

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by Eve Sinclair, Charlotte Bronte
     
 

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Everyone is familiar with Charlotte Brontë's passionate, but restrained novel in which the plain, yet spirited governess Jane Eyre falls for the arrogant Mr. Rochester. It's a novel that simmers with sexual tension but never quite reaches the boiling point. Which is to be expected. After all, the original was written in 1847. That was then. This is now. And

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Everyone is familiar with Charlotte Brontë's passionate, but restrained novel in which the plain, yet spirited governess Jane Eyre falls for the arrogant Mr. Rochester. It's a novel that simmers with sexual tension but never quite reaches the boiling point. Which is to be expected. After all, the original was written in 1847. That was then. This is now. And in JANE EYRE LAID BARE, author Eve Sinclair writes between the lines to chart the smoldering sexual chemistry between the long-suffering governess and her brooding employer.
When an eager and curious Jane Eyre arrives at Thornfield Hall her sexual desires are awakened. Who is the enigmatic Rochester and why is she attracted to him? What are the strange, yet captivating noises coming from the attic, and why does the very air she breathes feel heavy with passion? Only one thing is certain. Jane Eyre may have arrived at Thornfield an unfulfilled and tentative woman, but she will leave a very different person…

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Rather than an all-out retelling, Sinclair’s mashup reads more like Victorian erotica with trace elements of Brntë. Sinclair removes the novel’s opening sections about Jane’s family and school life to get immediately to her heroine’s arrival as an 18-year-old governess at Thornfield Hall. Unlike the original’s somber abode, this version of Mr. Rochester’s home is filled with sexually suggestive paintings and lascivious servants and guests. While Sinclair can treat Jane and Rochester’s physical attraction much more frankly than Brontë, it’s at the expense of their emotional chemistry. Sex scenes that rarely rise above the mundane, as well as a prurient sensibility that typically consigns Jane to the passive role of voyeur, means readers may be better served creating their own fan-fic or investigating the similar Jane Eyrotica. Agent: Curtis Brown, Curtis Brown Ltd. (Dec.)
Kirkus Reviews
A lit-erotic mashup of Jane Eyre. The trend of literary mashups extends to Jane Eyre, the classical romance known for its themes of conscience vs. passion, early feminist traits, gothic elements and even sexual tension before the term was coined. The original text is contracted and then expanded with erotic passages that have Jane and Rochester experiencing sexual encounters. Much of the plot of the original story is cut, with the action taking place from Jane's arrival at Thornfield Hall to her flight once she finds out about Rochester's wife. While the newly added erotic scenes are well-written and adequately integrated into the storyline, it is hard to read the contemporary passages without questioning their validity. Character motivation and history are always important elements to the success of any story, and even without the iconic status of Jane Eyre, the character herself is driven to question her moral choices relative to her relationship with Rochester, a concept which doesn't sit comfortably next to her carnal instincts and adventures in this rendition. Add to that the many pieces of the story that are alluded to in the book--her life with the Reeds, her time at Lowood--but not told, and we are left feeling that something huge is missing in the story that informs Jane's character and which ultimately undercuts her authenticity. Some erotica readers may find this book titillating, and fans of the mashup genre may be intrigued by the attempt to create a sexually adventurous Jane Eyre. But some fans of the original may be offended by the endeavor, and others may feel that a sexually graphic derivative of the authentic version undermines the very elements of the beloved masterpiece that make it great. An intriguing idea for a mashup, but ultimately not a good match.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781250032713
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
539,401
File size:
0 MB

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