Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel: Original Text

Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel: Original Text

by Charlotte Bronte


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Jane Eyre is a plain, determined and intelligent child. Orphaned and poor, she is adopted by her Aunt and Uncle Reed. The death of Uncle Reed allows her unpleasant aunt to send her away to a grim charity school, where she continues her harsh upbringing, but is given the education that finally frees her. Once old enough, she becomes a teacher and takes the role of governess in a large manor house, where she falls in love with her employer. But Rochester is hiding a secret that, when revealed, forces Jane to choose between following her head and her heart. Both critically acclaimed and immensely popular, Jane Eyre dealt with concepts of class discrimination, morality, equality for women, and freedom of choice. Designed to encourage readers to enjoy classical literature, Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel stays true to Brontë's original vision. The book includes 125 pages of story artwork (by the legendary comic book artist, John M. Burns) and fascinating support material detailing the life of Charlotte Brontë.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906332471
Publisher: Classical Comics
Publication date: 01/06/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 845,766
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 Years

About the Author

Charlotte Brontë was born on April 21, 1816 in Yorkshire, in the north of England, UK. She was one of six children. She survived all her siblings but died three weeks before her thirty-ninth birthday.

John M. Burns is a veteran UK comic book artist, whose work is much revered in the industry.

Date of Birth:

April 21, 1816

Date of Death:

March 31, 1855

Place of Birth:

Thornton, Yorkshire, England

Place of Death:

Haworth, West Yorkshire, England


Clergy Daughters' School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire; Miss Wooler's School at Roe Head

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Jane Eyre The Graphic Novel: Original Text 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
jemilie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
SUMMARY:In the early 1800s, Jane Eyre's parents had died, leaving in the care of her aunt and uncle. After, her uncle passed away, her aunts and cousins ill-treated her, which made Jane's life difficult. She was sent to a school for the poor and wanted called Lowood School.There she met a wonderful teacher and friend Helen. The girls were under fed. Her teacher Ms. Temple was kind and did what was necessary to ensure the girls were fed a proper meal. But later, a fever swept over the school killing many girls, including Jane's friend Helen. Later Jane became a teacher. She then got accepted as a governess at Thornsfield to a child called Adele. She was daughter to a wealthy man named Mr. Rochester. This would change Jane's life after.Mr Rochester and Jane fell so deeply in love that Jane agreed to marry him. However, Mr. Rochester was still married and his wife was a mentally ill patient living under the same roof. Jane left when the secret was revealed. Jane was taken in by three strangers after days of sleeping out doors; St.John. Diana, and Marie.Later she discovered they were her relatives and that she was left a fortune by her uncle. She shared the fortune equally among them. St.John, wanted a wife, so he asked Jane to marry him. She refused because her heart belonged to Mr. Rochester. She returned to Thornsfield only to discover it was burnt down by Mrs Rochester. But Mr Rochester lived and he was blind. Jane so deeply in love cared for him and they got married. Then they got married and had a child.Her cousins Diana and Marie got married too. St.John went on to do his missionary.PERSONAL:I could read this story over and over. This graphic novel was well written and illustrated. It allows one to imagine being in place of Jane. In other words, one can have a vivid picture of what she encountered. This age appropriate for grades 5 and up.CLASSROOM:The students will write a brief summary about the story.They will be asked to imagine they were Jane Eyre, what would they have done different. Create a retold about Jane Eyre.
kivarson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The graphic adaptations produced by Classical Comics are a great way to catch up on classic literature. Includes biographical information about the original author, Jane Eyre.
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
2.5 *Book source ~ Library From Goodreads: Presents in graphic novel format an adaptation of Brontë's story about an orphaned young English woman who accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysterious and remote Mr. Rochester. I think most of us know at least the basic story of Jane Eyre. I read the book years ago and loved it, so when I saw the graphic novel I thought it might be a nice way to refresh my memory. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Maybe because taking such a long book and condensing it into a graphic novel appears to me, to be a monumental task and as such I think a lot of it gets lost in the paring down. In addition, while the artwork is detailed and has an old-fashioned feel to it, it just didn’t float my boat. However, the adaptation did give me a yearning to reread the book, but I have so many others to read that I doubt I will any time soon.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
I didn't know there was a graphic novel version. I only know of the movie versions. Anyway, this was interesting. I like the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jane Eyre has long been my favorite novel and this graphic novel just enhanced my reading experience. With it's gallery of characters in the beginning and the section on Charlotte Bronte at the end, this graphic novel is well-rounded and helpful. I also enjoyed the illustrations and the original novel text. This graphic novel is worth the purchase.
Grace2133 More than 1 year ago
I do not have any experience with graphic novels or comics beyond the random flipping through of my cousin¿s Batman comics. I found the Graphic Novel version of Jane Eyre to be completely interesting and engaging. The illustrations were magnificent. They really brought the story of Jane Eyre to life. The language was almost exactly the same as the novel. There was once jarring moment where Jane says ¿Huh?¿. It just didn¿t fit with the language of the rest of the comic.

This graphic novel and other graphic novels like it would be excellent in the school atmosphere where some students would be more likely to read and enjoy a graphic novel rather than the novel itself. These graphic novels are beautifully illustrated and remain true to the novels they are based on. I will definitely be buying more of them and hope and pray they make one for Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.