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May 17 2016

The Best Jane Eyre Adaptations Based on Mr. Rochester

As we observe the recent bicentennial of Charlotte Brontë’s birth (April 21), it is appropriate to take a critical look at the many filmed adaptations of Jane Eyre, her best-known work....
May 10 2016

Reader, I Married Him (Again): Jane Eyre Retellings You Haven’t Read Yet

It’s sometimes easy to forget how influential Charlotte Brontë was (and continues to be). Serious and intense where Jane Austen was sprightly and funny; wordy and oblique where her literary...
August 13 2014

Byronic Baby Daddy: Three Reasons I Adore Mr. Rochester

Today we're joined by author Lia Riley, whose Upside Down is just out this month. Upside Down's hero isn't perfect, and he has his own issues to work through before—perhaps—finding...
May 8 2014

Jane Eyre’s Edward Rochester: Hero or Not?

Edward Rochester is nothing if not divisive. I spent last weekend harassing Megan Frampton about whether Edward Rochester (the ostensible hero of Jane Eyre) is actually heroic. We disagree. However,...
April 3 2014

Man Meddle Not with Me: Onscreen Cheating

Cheating—is it ever excusable? Many romance readers have reading dealbreakers, and one of the most mentioned dealbreaker is cheating in romance novels. But (and you knew there was...
August 26 2013

Is Jane Eyre the Original New Adult Book?

The new genre New Adult is just as controversial as the topics it deals with—some readers think NA is just YA with sex, others think it's merely a marketing term, and the authors emerging...
June 6 2013

Author Cat Devon and Editor Jennifer Enderlin Discuss Vampires, Heroes, Death, Sex, and Chocolate

We're delighted to welcome author Cat Devon, whose Sleeping with the Entity is out this week, and her St. Martin's Press editor, Jennifer Enderlin, here to talk—in their words—about...
August 11 2011

Jane Eyre...and a Michael Fassbender Fix

In honor of Jane Eyre’s upcoming DVD/Blu-ray release (this coming Tuesday, August 16, to be precise—we’ve already marked our calendars, how about you?), we bring you: a dose of Michael Fassbender-Mia...
June 29 2011

Who Floats Your (Book) Boat?: The Book Character You’d Most Like to Sleep With

Recently, the Huffington Post asked its readers which book characters they’d most like to sleep with; answers ranged from the obvious (Pride and Prejudice’s Mr. Darcy, the Sookie Stackhouse...
May 2 2011

For the Love of...Bangable Brits

Who would you most like to do in the pantheon of British Literature? The Awl released its 111 Male Characters Of British Literature, In Order Of Bangability, and while one might  quibble with...
April 1 2011

Team Heathcliff or Team Rochester?: Choose Your Favorite Bronte Hero

Yet another reason to be glad there's a new version of Jane Eyre: a good excuse to pledge our allegiance. Because when it comes to the Bronte sisters, most people are either on Team Rochester or...
March 13 2011

I Came, I Saw, I Swooned: Thoughts on Jane Eyre

The actors may have been too pretty and the film may or may not be the best adaptation of the classic novel yet, but in this Jane Eyre fan’s opinion, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender turned...
March 11 2011

Reader, I Watched Him: Jane Eyre On Screen

I think that most people will agree that the definitive Jane Eyre adaptation has yet to be made. Recently there's been a lively discussion about whether Michael Fassbender is ugly enough to...