Friday, April 29, 2016

Jane Eyre ~ Graphic Novel

*Book source ~ Library
Title ~ Jane Eyre
Author ~ Charlotte Brontë, Amy Corzine
Illustrator ~ John M. Burns
Publisher ~ Classical Comics
Published ~ 29 September 2008
Genre ~ Graphic Novel | Classics
Pages ~ 141

My Rating ~ 2 bites and a nibble

From Goodreads:
Presents in graphic novel format an adaptation of Brontë's story about an orphaned young English woman who accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysterious and remote Mr. Rochester.

I think most of us know at least the basic story of Jane Eyre. I read the book years ago and loved it, so when I saw the graphic novel I thought it might be a nice way to refresh my memory. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. Maybe because taking such a long book and condensing it into a graphic novel appears to me, to be a monumental task and as such I think a lot of it gets lost in the paring down. In addition, while the artwork is detailed and has an old-fashioned feel to it, it just didn’t float my boat. However, the adaptation did give me a yearning to reread the book, but I have so many others to read that I doubt I will any time soon.


  1. I've actually never read Jane Eyre. I do agree that the artwork can make or break a comic. I don't like reading ones that have bad artwork. I would also agree that condensing a large book into a short comic isn't the way to go. Maybe they should've kept it longer, done volumes. I read the Jessica Jones Omnibus, which was 5 volumes (I think), it was over 700 pages. I didn't have a problem reading a comic that long. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    1. I like a certain kind of artwork. This wasn't bad, it just wasn't the kind I like. lol Ohhhh! I need to check out Jessica Jones. I don't have a problem reading long comics if it's something I like. :D

  2. I love Jane Eyre, but I can see how taking a large novel and condensing it might not work.

    1. Too much is lost for this particular one. Books that have a lot of action and less inner head stuff would probably do better as an adaptation.