Friday, February 14, 2020

Jane Eyre (Manga Classics) art by SunNeko Lee - ADVISABLE

Udon Entertainment, 2016. $27. 9781927925652

Language: PG (5 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG



Jane was thrilled to leave her unloving aunt’s house for school, and she becomes excited again with the opportunity to leave school to be a governess. Upon arrival at Thornfield, Jane meets her lively pupil but finds the master absent. With haunting noises around the house and comments about oddities of the master, Master Rochester’s return will bring the unexpected.

The original version of Jane Eyre is hard to read because of how flowery the wording is, extending the story much longer than it needs to be. With the graphic novel version being forced to focus on the most important parts of the story, I found that I prefer this version. I love being able to see the characters and understand more visually in this version than in the wordy book (the graphic novel makes the story feel more romantic), and the graphic novel keeps all the best parts (including my favorite line), so this seems to be the best of both worlds.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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