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Jane Eyre (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Vintage Classics)

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë Unless you are living in some remote mountain top without internet or cable reception, you are aware that a remake of the classic Jane Eyre has recently hit the theatres. I had read this classic in high school (and enjoyed it), but high school was decades ago and I wasn't sure if this classic would be as good the second time around. Well, no worries. 5+ stars. The story is timeless. Jane Eyre, a plain orphan takes on the job as governess to the ward of Mr. Rochester. She and Mr. Rochester fall and love and ... well there are complications. Let's call it skeletons in the closet or more aptly put, bats in the attic. The story has suspense, incredibly readable prose and one of the best heroines in literature. Jane Eyre is smart, resourceful, honest, outspoken and what I like best of all, not drop dead gorgeous like so many other heroines. Or in Jane's own words, she is "poor, obscure, plain, and little", but Jane is certainly not "soulless and heartless". Great role model and beautiful story.