*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
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.