- File Size: 1021 KB
- Print Length: 316 pages
- Publication Date: December 30, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FAS3I7O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #248,885 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Jane Eyre Gets Real Kindle Edition
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Annabelle Troy’s “Jane Eyre Gets Real” is a brilliantly executed study of a dozen classic literary characters transposed over an entertaining backdrop that is the precise setting to properly allow the protagonists to fully display themselves in all of their flawed glory. The story could easily have been a complete mess of pulp burlesque if Troy had failed in her efforts to so deftly dissect the egos involved; but with frank honesty she has expertly brought out the motivations with such detail that it can only be the combined product of sincere study and ardent love for her subjects as exhibited by a true bibliophile. As a mainstream offering, “Jane Eyre Gets Real” might not fit the bill for every casual reader for the simple reason that someone unfamiliar with the works satirized would be unlikely to fully grasp the significance of what they are reading; some might even balk at the seemingly nonsensical way in which the reality show is run missing the entire point that it is simply a vehicle, and true-to-life metaphor, for the fiction versus fact existence that the characters are forced to inhabit. The fun of the book is firmly rooted in both the interaction between characters who have never before crossed paths and in finding out how they’ll conduct themselves in the twenty-first century. Later additions to the cast, Anna Karenina, Becky Sharpe (of “Vanity Fair” fame) and the mysterious H are flashes of genius on the part of Troy that only serve to increase the entertainment. Amusing and laugh-out-loud as the story is, “Jane Eyre Gets Real” provides serious insight for those contemplative souls who wish to expand their literary universe by reading between the lines.