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Jane Eyre Laid Bare: The Classic Novel with an Erotic Twist Paperback – October 30, 2012
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About the Author
Charlotte Brontë: Charlotte Brontë was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, in 1816. She published Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell and wrote three other novels, Shirley, Villette and The Professor (published posthumously).
Eve Sinclair Eve Sinclair fell in love with the novels of Bronte at an early age and later went on to study English Literature. She has since worked as a copy-writer, journalist and editor and now divides her time between tending her English garden and travelling.
Top Customer Reviews
Seriously, this book is not sexy enough to warrant reading for its own sake, and the ending is so so bad, it's really not worth reading at all.
Oh, about the BOOK? What about the content? (I mean, other than ash and carbonized material?) Well, here's what this book is: the author took the actual text of Jane Eyre (minus the childhood at Gateshead, almost all of Lowood School, except for some gratuitous student girl-on-girl action, and it ends before she runs into St. John Rivers.) Then the author penciled erotic (sorta) scenes wherever an opportunity for sex could, based on the novel, conceivably happen--naughty charades, encounters in stairwells, on horseback (really? On a horse? All I can do on an English saddle is barely cling on for dear life to the beast.)
There was one shining moment. That was the scene where Jane goes into the library as the newly-hired governess. The one unlocked cabinet of "light literature" deemed suitable to the needs of the governess has books bound in red and gold calf but lo, one of the books hides a naughty pamphlet that just happens to fall out, placed there by the mischievous Mr. Rochester, that incorrigible roue. Now, that was genuinely funny. The sex is not sexy and it's what you'd imagine, a smorgasbord of this and that, so everyone's favorite fantasy gets included, and not very well-written at that. And leaving out the St. John Rivers part, well, that could really be kinky. But the author more or less gives up at the revelation of the bigamous marriage and Jane runs off; The End. I don't blame her. I gave up long before.
This is not erotica. Anais Nin wrote beautiful erotica. This is not laying bare Jane Eyre. This character bears no resemblance to the real character crafted by Charlotte Bronte so carefully. This is not worth buying.
I do not recommend.
Everything seemed forced in this book, especially since the Sinclair is trying to sell an erotic tale. Jane's schoolgirl flashbacks, her 'alone' times, how the title came to be, and even the big surprise at the end of how Rochester lured Jane into marriage because of his dom (yes, he had one), seemed like the author made piecemeal of the events just to shock the reader with an erotic telling of the classic story. I wasn't shocked; I was disappointed from lack of likability of any of the characters.
Jane Eyre is a poor teen-ager, a virgin, with no experience or knowledge of sex beyond what she experiences with other girls who are like her. She takes a job with a very rich sexually experienced man, Mr. Rochester, who is some twenty years her senior, old enough to be her father, appears to be very domineering, and who acts in this fashion with her. She falls deeply in love with him, and he tells her that he loves her as well. The story's surprise ending is very appropriate for this version. In short, if one doesn't mind some explicit but not gratuitous sex in a rewritten classic novel, I think that they will enjoy this version of the Jane Eyre tale.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was not bad, certainly better than 50 Shades because this book actually has an excellent plot and wonderful characters (albeit owned by Miss Bronte and not Eve Sinclair). Read morePublished 12 months ago by madamegiry
Great mixture of the classic literary story with a bit of erotica. ;) ;)Published 18 months ago by Laura Sanhueza
This book seemed interesting at first, seeing a darker side to Jane Eyre seemed like a good premise. It did NOT pull it off. Read morePublished 21 months ago by jeff woodward
Disappointing at best if you are looking for erotica. Dull and plodding, not atmospheric enough to be a nod to the original.Published on March 31, 2014 by rdhdmela
An very interesting book. Compared with other adapted novels, this one, you know, is even better than others. So great.Published on September 9, 2013 by TZU-HSUAN LI
By: Charlotte Bronte and Eve Sinclair
Published By: St. Martin's Griffin
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
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This was rather interesting. I do love the Bronte original and all the subtleties it includes. And I'll be honest here when I say I do love a good smutty book. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Marisa
Jane Eyre just might be my favorite book ever! I love pretty much everything about it. I think it is perfection. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Booklover1335
Okay this is great vacation / guilty read. Great for a quick read. Actually better written than I had expected. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by M. Wolf