Blog Posts - Jane Eyre



Imagining Monsters

All fiction writing, it is often said, is borrowing. I’m not exactly sure that’s literally true, but the basic idea is that writers often trade with one another. They also borrow against their own experience and observations that others have R...

How to Throw Jane Eyre a Birthday Party

While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we’re re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months. Enjoy our highlight reel, and we’ll be back with new stuff on Monday, … Continu...
by Book Riot on Jan 7, 2016

How to Throw Jane Eyre a Birthday Party

Full of gothic romance and proto-feminist social criticism, Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was first published on 16th October, 1847. And throwing our eponymous heroine a party to celebrate the 168th anniversary of her autobiography’s publication...
by Book Riot on Oct 16, 2015

Anatomy of a Scene: Jane Eyre’s Red Room

As a general rule I love adaptations, from the faithful to the experimental to the “it’s actually just the name you’re using, right?” I’m interested in the stories we choose to tell and retell across mediums, but I’m fascinated...
by Book Riot on Sep 15, 2015

The Definitive Guide to Picking Up Women at a Bookstore

Why hello there. It looks like you’ve Googled “How to Pick Up Women at a Bookstore.” Before we begin, a brief moment of self-inquiry: Are you lonely? How lonely? Lonely enough to mine the web for articles written by content … Continued...
by Book Riot on Sep 14, 2015

No One Wants To Read A “Healthy” Love Story

I am vehemently anti-Fifty Shades of Grey. From my perspective, Christian Grey is a bully whose approaches to sex reek of relationship abuse, and Ana’s Inner Goddess is a broken Id that pushes her toward outer victimhood. A story with overto...
by Book Riot on Aug 28, 2015

And I’d Do It Again: Books We Wish We Could Read Again for the First Time

Sometimes a reading a particular book can be so amazing, so life-changing, or so personal, that when other people read it, you feel envious that you can’t experience it for the first time all over again. They’re not always the best ̷...
by Book Riot on Aug 11, 2015

10 Bookish Mother’s Day Gifts Your Mom Will Love

Mother’s day is right around the corner. Surprise your mom with one of these novel gifts. 1. A Paper Bouquet Why give your mom ordinary flowers when you could give her paper flowers? They’re bookish, beautiful, and best of all they ̷...
by Book Riot on May 1, 2015

I Wish You Did Not Think Me a Woman: Prejudice and Charlotte Brontë

This is a guest post from Patricia Park. Patricia is the author of RE JANE: A Novel, a Korean-American retelling of Bronte’s Jane Eyre set in Queens, Brooklyn, and Seoul (forthcoming with Pamela Dorman Books/Viking, Penguin on May 5). A Queens...
by Book Riot on Apr 21, 2015

Ripe For Some Queering: LGBTQ Plots For the Classics

The “Classics” are often held up by readers as being some of the best books ever written. And with good reason, as many of these have been read and beloved by generations of Western book lovers. However, here at Book … Continued You just...
by Book Riot on Apr 6, 2015

#234 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Today there was a book in the Goodwill bin at work and I couldn't help myself...I snatched it up.  Jane Eyre was one of my favorite books when I was a kid and when I saw the cover of this book, it was as if my hand had a will of its own.  It was a...
by Joy 365 on Nov 8, 2014

Five Thoughts on a First Ever Reading of Jane Eyre

A few years ago, I wrote a silly post about literary confessions — one of which was that I frequently confused Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. It was mostly a joke, but also when I told people that in real … Continued You just finished reading F...
by Book Riot on Sep 23, 2014

10 Bookish Keep Calm Posters

The Keep Calm meme originated in 1939 when the British government printed a limited number of motivational posters designed to encourage stoicism and bravery in the face of World War II bombings. The posters were never used for their intended purpose...
by Book Riot on Feb 6, 2014

Confessions of a Geek: Literary Influences, Part 2

I lived a very sheltered childhood, and so books have been the staple influence in my life.  My mom read to me when I was very small (we started the Little House on the Prairie series with her reading to me, … Continue reading →...
by Therefore I Geek on Jan 7, 2014

Book Review: "The Flight of Gemma Hardy," by Margot Livesey

About this book: When her widower father drowns at sea, Gemma Hardy is taken from her native Iceland to Scotland to live with her kind uncle and his family. But the death of her doting guardian leaves Gemma under the care of her resentful aunt, and i...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Dec 28, 2013

Author interview: Tina Connolly

It’s my stop on the Ironskin bog tour today. Earlier I shared an extract from the book and now I’d like to welcome Ironskin’s author Tina Connolly to One More Page to answer my questions about the book. Tina lives in Portland, Orego...
by One More Page on Nov 3, 2013

Read the first chapter of Ironskin by Tina Connolly!

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the Ironskin blog tour with not one but two exciting posts! First up is a sneak peek at the book. Click on the link below to read the first chapter and do leave a comment to let me know what you think wh...
by One More Page on Nov 3, 2013

Jane Eyre de Charlotte Brontë

Broché : 736 pages Éditeur : Pocket (13 octobre 2009) Collection : Classiques Langue : Français Disponible sur liseuse : OUI. ISBN-10 : 226607363X ISBN-13 :978-2266073639 Prix : 5€60 Résumé : Jane, comme Charlotte Brontë, paraît chétive e...
by Songe d'une nuit d'été on Jul 11, 2013

Literary Addicts Weekly Meme: Becoming a Book Character

It’s Wednesday! And that means it’s time for the Literary Addicts Weekly Meme! Every Wednesday, they suggest a fun theme to write about. The theme of this week: What book would you like to be a character in?It’s interesting that this question c...
by Susan Heim on Writing on Jun 12, 2013

Miss Eyre and cover art timeline

She might not be the prettiest and most dashing girl of the Victorian world, but her spirit, intelligence, wit and her soul is what makes her such a strong and loved character. Miss Jane Eyre besides is our favorite orphan, for a long time has been o...
by misslikey on Nov 7, 2012


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