After a long stretch of reading popular fiction, I’ve gone back a hundred and sixty years or so to re-read Charlotte Brontë’s Gothic Romance, Jane Eyre. I had the idea to look for all the references to Jane and Mr. Rochester in modern fiction, but my Google search skills have failed me. I can only tell you that I have read many books whose characters happen to be reading Jane Eyre and other classics. I love references like this!
And although it wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, a quick amateur search of Jane Eyre movies and adaptations came up with a dozen movie versions, at least ten musicals, several radio shows, many TV versions and many, many works inspired by the novel, including a huge selection of fan fiction re-tellings. (Thanks to Charlotte of Momaste @ http://momasteblog.wordpress.com/ for rekindling my interest in Jane Eyre!)
So in order to stay on top of all these modern-day references, I’m headed off to Thornfield Hall!
Can anyone help me remember all the books whose characters have read Jane Eyre? I’d love to start a list!
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