Rochester

Rochester

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by J. L. Niemann
     
 

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"After years of self-centered wandering, shielding my shattered spirit from further vain expectation, I now knew what it was to be loved."

Yet....

"A cursed, damaged, aging wretch as I had no right to one so innocent, lovely, good and gifted as she..."

Edward Fairfax Rochester. He remains one of nineteenth-century English literature's most enduring sex

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"After years of self-centered wandering, shielding my shattered spirit from further vain expectation, I now knew what it was to be loved."

Yet....

"A cursed, damaged, aging wretch as I had no right to one so innocent, lovely, good and gifted as she..."

Edward Fairfax Rochester. He remains one of nineteenth-century English literature's most enduring sex symbols, and, to this day, women the world over continue to swoon for him.
Rochester is an imaginative exploration of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre as seen through the eyes of a fiercely sensuous and introspective leading man. His story is told with all the realism of a passionate, masculine heart in narrative enriched with keen observations of settings and fellow players. Through Edward's words, we leave behind coincidence and politesse to wander through his evocative world and probe what otherwise might have happened from that compelling first meeting onward. We are given Edward's life of pain and travel beside him to absolution through the unsullied form of a lonesome young governess.

Here, Rochester tells of their journey in his own uninhibited, saucy, conceited, funny, manly way and would never dream of fading to black when the bedchamber door shuts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426916397
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
01/06/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
783,768
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

J. L. Niemann is a surgical Physician Assistant and former English major with no prior publications. A twenty-year preoccupation with Bronte's Jane Eyre, an obsession with a certain film adaptation of the story, and a sudden, relentless desire to wordsmith led to Rochester's creation. The author lives in Toledo, Ohio.

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Rochester 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the book thinking that it would be like the original novel by Charlotte Bronte, only in Edward Rochester's perspective. I was wrong. They warn you in the beginning page to no expect it to be that. This book has a more modern perspective to the relationship between Jane and Rochester. I know that they warn the reader to not expect a telling of Rochester's POV of the original novel, but I was just too hopeful. This book has MANY steamy scenes that are absolutely intriguing, but they completely shy away from the initial characteristics that make up Jane Eyre's character. As I read it I felt that this author's Jane Eyre is not at all who Charlotte Bronte wanted her to be. Also, the author was heavily influenced by the 2006 BBC adaptation of Jane Eyre, starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens. (This was my favorite adaptation for numerous reasons.) My point is, if you respect the original book and fell in love with it's discretions of unspoken passion, then please reconsider buying the book. But if you like all things raunchy then by all means give it a shot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago