Jane Steele

Jane Steele

eBook - 2016
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"A reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer, from the author whose work The New York Times described as "riveting" and The Wall Street Journal called "thrilling.""--
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780698155954
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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CCPL_Carly Jan 15, 2020

Flirting with the style of both gothic literature and detective novels, Jane Steele provides a clever retelling of Brontë's classic with an added dose of darkness, murder, and revenge. The quick pacing and twists yield more of a suspenseful thriller than subdued Victorian literature, but the book has enough of both to satisfy fans of the original and those who love a pastiche.

Jul 04, 2019

I have always love Jane Eyre so I took a chance on this book. I really enjoyed it, I loved what she did with the story, it’s a dark and gothic romance. So so good.

ArapahoeJohanna Sep 15, 2018

This book has all the elements of a lurid Gothic romance, but it's written to appeal to more modern sensibilities. It has all the murder and mayhem you could ever want from a Jane-Eyre-inspired novel!

DBRL_JessicaM Sep 01, 2018

I was a huge fan of Jane Eyre, so when I found Jane Steele, I was a little worried that it wouldn't stand the same for me. However, as an adaptation, i enjoy what the writer has done. While Jane Eyre focused on one type of person in the universe during Jane Eyre's lifetime, Jane Steele bounces around ideas of social class and gender. It gives a look at things in Jane Eyre's life with a bit more detail and a bit more scandal.

Oct 08, 2017

Although I am normally wary when it comes to books 'inspired' by "Jane Eyre" (sequels, prequels, Jane as a vampire slayer or a detective, etc), I must say that I have really enjoyed this story. First of all, this is not a re-writing of the original novel by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Steele is a young woman who happens to live a complicated life in Victorian England, to have a penchant for murder, and to like the book "Jane Eyre." The story is told with humor and is an interesting foray in the Victorian London underworld, where our Jane feels at ease and where she learns invaluable skills with a knife and with a pen. I don't want to reveal the plot, so I will say that there are occasional similarities with the Bronte book, but this is a far different story. Some important issues are also addressed here, such as children and women's abuse, addictions, or imperialism. I am actually sorry that I didn't know about this book last year, when I took a class on British imperialism and Victorian Lit. I worked on how the distant East 'invades' the tranquility of the English countryside in Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone" and this book shows how colonial crimes in India have consequences not only on the perpetrators but also on some innocent victims. In any case, I highly suggest reading this book (and "The Moonstone").

Feb 04, 2017

I just didn't get this novel. I am not a fan of Jane Eyre as it is so I am still unsure as to why I picked this book up. I thought it would be darker but it was still romantic, dramatic and not dark enough for how it was advertised in my opinion. It was okay -- but I didn't understand why this story needed to be told or retold.

Dec 27, 2016

Where can you find a story that acknowledges Jane Eyre at the beginning of each chapter, fuels the strong independent woman theme at a time when women were for marriage, kids, or whores, bends a good mystery like Sherlock Holmes, and even makes for a bit of historic literature? This novel had a little bit of everything a reader could want with twists and turns, humor, and mayhem.

Dec 06, 2016

Jane Steele both pays homage to and reimagines Jane Eyre, except Jane Steele is a serial killer.

It was a delight to read. Highly recommended.

JCLAmandaW Sep 01, 2016

An interesting and well written story about a woman who is both villain and heroine. The book is written in Jane's point of view and offers a fascinating psychological insight into how she sees herself, how others see her and how you, the reader, may see her. Dark and humorous, it was a great read.

Aug 27, 2016

Lyndsay Faye writes. Really writes. Writes so well, so intelligently, and so skillfully inhabits the narrative voice of Jane Steele that I'm now reading her earlier books. Jane Eyre accepted the injustices visited upon her.... Jane Steele does not.

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