Which Is The Greatest Brontë Second Novel? - The Royal Society of Literature are currently engaged in trying to discern the nation’s favourite second novel. There are some real classics on the list, b...
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# Hardcover: 384 pages
# Publisher: Poppy (October 11, 2010)
# ISBN-10: 0316084204
# ISBN-13: 978-0316084208
She and Mr. Rochester sang a duet."April Lindner says in the author's note that she felt the need to write this novel because
"Mr. Rochester? I was not aware he could sing."
"Oh! he has a fine bass voice, and an excellent taste for music." (Jane Eyre, Chapter XVI)
Jane Eyre has a lot to say to twenty-first century women and girls. She's such a free thinker, and she never takes the easy way out. (...) My husband and I were musing over why such a great story of love and self-discovery didn't seem to be getting the Pride and Prejudice treatment. I had a theory: some elements of Jane's story seemed hard to bring into twenty-first century America.(1)Therefore, Jane is created following those premises: as a contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre with the premise of preserving its power of inspiration, its Bildungsroman quality addressed mainly to young (female) teenagers. The successes and failures of the novel should be judged in the light of these intentions and its ability to reach its target audience.