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As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds temporary refuge at the home of St. John Rivers.


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As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. Though she meets with further abuse, she receives an education, and eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester. Jane and Rochester begin to bond, but his dark moods trouble her. When Jane uncovers the terrible secret Rochester has been hiding, she flees and finds temporary refuge at the home of St. John Rivers.

30 review for Manga Classics: Jane Eyre

  1. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Jane Eyre: Manga Classic by Charlotte Bronte and Stacy King is a 2016 UDON Entertainment publication. If are reading this review on Goodreads, then you can tell from my profile pic/avatar that I’m a huge fan of Jane Eyre. So, with my developing interest in Manga/Comics/Graphic Novels, choosing this book was a no- brainer for me. Yet, at the same time, I might have been taking a risk, since the story is one my favorites. What if the graphics didn’t live up to my expectations or what if the story Jane Eyre: Manga Classic by Charlotte Bronte and Stacy King is a 2016 UDON Entertainment publication. If are reading this review on Goodreads, then you can tell from my profile pic/avatar that I’m a huge fan of Jane Eyre. So, with my developing interest in Manga/Comics/Graphic Novels, choosing this book was a no- brainer for me. Yet, at the same time, I might have been taking a risk, since the story is one my favorites. What if the graphics didn’t live up to my expectations or what if the story was restructured in a way that disappointed me? Well, I need not have worried. Stacy King has been the illustrator for several other Manga Classics and has always done a wonderful job of formatting these beloved stories into the Manga format. This one was no exception. I’ve read Jane Eyre several times, have seen several movie adaptations, as well, but reading it with these vivid illustrations truly brings the story to life in a way anyone can appreciate and enjoy. I won’t rehash the plot, as it is familiar to most everyone. I will say that this book is part of the reason I developed a love for Gothic fiction and is one of the reasons why it holds a special place in my heart. So, enjoying this story again, in a new format has been a real treat. The artist did an amazing job with the characters’ facial expressions and period clothing, while adhering to the unique Manga art form. Although, I must admit, Jane isn’t really all that plain, in this book- she’s simply adorable!! The book is structured in such a way the reader is truly engaged and the story flows at a nice fresh pace. Overall, this is another outstanding addition to the Manga Classics library. 5 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    Aneela ♒the_mystique_reader♒

    Jane Eyre was an orphan. She was poorly treated by her aunt and cousins. Her aunt wanted to get rid of her so she was sent to Lowood Institution - a charity school for orphaned girls. She grew up well-educated and well-mannered. She started working as a governess and fell in love with her master - Edward Rochester who has a dark and secret past. The story beyond this point is so intriguing and captivating that I couldn't refrain myself from reading further despite the late hour and finished it Jane Eyre was an orphan. She was poorly treated by her aunt and cousins. Her aunt wanted to get rid of her so she was sent to Lowood Institution - a charity school for orphaned girls. She grew up well-educated and well-mannered. She started working as a governess and fell in love with her master - Edward Rochester who has a dark and secret past. The story beyond this point is so intriguing and captivating that I couldn't refrain myself from reading further despite the late hour and finished it by 3 am. I admire Jane's character for her high moral values. She never compromised her dignity and morality. I didn't like Edward Rochester much. He was overly dramatic. This manga is well-drawn. I enjoyed reading it. The illustrations captured the essence of Victorian era with all the detailing of furniture and dresses. Anyone can read this Manga Classic even if you are not a huge fan of classic literature. An ARC of this comic book was provided by the Udon Entertainment via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

    Read #2 for the 2017 BookTube-A-Thon!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Toni

    Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books- I must have read and re-read it at least twenty times. Therefore, I was very excited to see this manga version of Charlotte Bronte’s novel. The artwork is simply gorgeous. I loved the way dramatic images substitute lengthy descriptions adding to the pace of the story. The adaptation is faithful to the original and very easy to follow, making it a quick and enjoyable read. There are cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter, which foreshadow upcoming events. Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books- I must have read and re-read it at least twenty times. Therefore, I was very excited to see this manga version of Charlotte Bronte’s novel. The artwork is simply gorgeous. I loved the way dramatic images substitute lengthy descriptions adding to the pace of the story. The adaptation is faithful to the original and very easy to follow, making it a quick and enjoyable read. There are cliff-hangers at the end of each chapter, which foreshadow upcoming events. I felt it was a great way to introduce new readers to the old classic, esp. those who feel daunted by reading a lengthy Victorian novel. They will discover amazing characters (my favourite are Helen and Miss Temple) and an engaging love story between Jane and Mr Rochester, two kindred spirits. Thank you to NetGalley and Udon Entertainment& Morpheus Studios for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion.

  5. 4 out of 5

    [Shai] Bibliophage

    Two years ago, I was able to read the unabridged story of Jane Eyre. I fell in love with the story right away and I've finished reading it within a week without skipping any parts or pages; I even consider it number one on my favorite classic books. I also got to watched several movie adaptations of this novel: from the latest 2011 version, 1983 and yes — even the 1973 version. That shows how much I admire this classic. When I saw that there's a graphic novel published, I didn't waste any time Two years ago, I was able to read the unabridged story of Jane Eyre. I fell in love with the story right away and I've finished reading it within a week without skipping any parts or pages; I even consider it number one on my favorite classic books. I also got to watched several movie adaptations of this novel: from the latest 2011 version, 1983 and yes — even the 1973 version. That shows how much I admire this classic. When I saw that there's a graphic novel published, I didn't waste any time to check out if they made a good adaptation of this well-loved novel. Thumbs up for all those who are behind the publication because everything about this is magnificent. I would definitely recommend this to my friends or acquaintances, especially those who still haven't read the book, to check out this graphic novel; so they will be also included to the the millions who got enchanted with the story.

  6. 5 out of 5

    destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]

    Having never read Jane Eyre before, I thought a Manga Classics edition would be a great introduction to the story, and I was not disappointed! The artwork is so lovely (I was especially fond of the chibi styles in certain silly or sweet moments), and the layout and pacing was very easy to follow. As for the story itself, I actually knew surprisingly little about it, but I was surprised by how hard it was to like Mr. Rochester! I rarely enjoy the love interests in classics, so I shouldn't have Having never read Jane Eyre before, I thought a Manga Classics edition would be a great introduction to the story, and I was not disappointed! The artwork is so lovely (I was especially fond of the chibi styles in certain silly or sweet moments), and the layout and pacing was very easy to follow. As for the story itself, I actually knew surprisingly little about it, but I was surprised by how hard it was to like Mr. Rochester! I rarely enjoy the love interests in classics, so I shouldn't have been shocked, but he is truly awful through most of the story and I didn't care much for him until the very end (perhaps that's the point, though). There were also much heavier religious overtones than I'm accustomed to in my usual reading, but it's to be expected from classics. Between these two things, the story wasn't a perfect read for me, but I still enjoyed it a great deal and am so happy that I chose the Manga Classics rendition for my first introduction. I'm not sure if I have much interest in reading the full novel, but I'm pleased to know the story now and even plan on purchasing a finished copy of this manga to reread in the future. ♥ Thank you so much to Udon Entertainment for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tammie

    As an older fan of manga and graphic novels, I was happy to receive a copy of this. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I have never read Jane Eyre nor have I ever read a classic book in manga form. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this-the story of Jane Eyre and the struggles she endured throughout her life and the beautiful artwork, layout and pacing of the book. Jane Eyre Manga Classic is a good introduction to the actual classic and a great read for anyone, regardless of age. I definitely As an older fan of manga and graphic novels, I was happy to receive a copy of this. I wasn’t sure what to expect, I have never read Jane Eyre nor have I ever read a classic book in manga form. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed this-the story of Jane Eyre and the struggles she endured throughout her life and the beautiful artwork, layout and pacing of the book. Jane Eyre Manga Classic is a good introduction to the actual classic and a great read for anyone, regardless of age. I definitely plan on reading Jane Eyre next month. Highly recommend to fans of classics, manga and graphic novels.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Razan

    [Thank you to Udon Entertainment and Netgalley for providing my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.] Growing up Jane Eyre was one of the first english books that I've ever read, of coure it took me 2 months to read it because i didn't understand much at the time, but still loved it nonetheless [i reread it a couple of years ago so now i fully get it don't worry haha ], so this book still holds a special place in my heart. With that being said, when i saw the manga adaptation i couldn't be [Thank you to Udon Entertainment and Netgalley for providing my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.] Growing up Jane Eyre was one of the first english books that I've ever read, of coure it took me 2 months to read it because i didn't understand much at the time, but still loved it nonetheless [i reread it a couple of years ago so now i fully get it don't worry haha ], so this book still holds a special place in my heart. With that being said, when i saw the manga adaptation i couldn't be more excited and thankfully it did not disappoint . The characters ,the storyline, the sass between Jane and Mr.Rochester were portrayed beautifully i loved that, i felt connected to these characters ,loved the art it's manga art after all what's not to love about it,right! . Glad that these kind of classics adaptations exist, that was my first and it won't be the last <3

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mitticus

    +Digital ARC gently provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+ 4.5 stars Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan girl, despised by her relatives for being poor, and ending in an orphanage of the time, with cold and hunger. Then she will end up going as a girl's governess in Thornfield Hall, there her employer is a temperamental and strange man named Rochester. This is a classic of literature, and is even considered feminist by many of the character's ideas (which are from believed come +Digital ARC gently provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review+ 4.5 stars Jane Eyre is the story of an orphan girl, despised by her relatives for being poor, and ending in an orphanage of the time, with cold and hunger. Then she will end up going as a girl's governess in Thornfield Hall, there her employer is a temperamental and strange man named Rochester. This is a classic of literature, and is even considered feminist by many of the character's ideas (which are from believed come from Charlotte Brontë's autobiographical material). The relevant thing about Jane is that a woman who rebels against injustices, and whose bad circumstances fail to undermine her own inner strength, refusing to be trampled by others or to give in to her own convictions. Until now, I had not had very good luck with these adaptations of famous novels to graphic novels, so I was pleasantly surprised that I liked this version. My only problem with the drawing is that Edward Rochester is too pretty, too shōjo, and he is not the rough-faced man described in the novel. The edition contains several explanations about the original work, and the time; In addition to drawings and sketches that were made. ------------------------------------------------------------ Jane Eyre es la historia de una niña huérfana, despreciada por sus familiares por ser pobre, y que termina en un orfanato de la época, con frío y hambre. Luego terminará yendo como institutriz de una niña en una propiedad llamada Thornfield, allí su empleador es un hombre temperamental y extraño llamado Rochester. Este es un clásico de la literatura, e incluso es considerado feminista por muchas de las ideas del personaje (que se cree provienen del material autobiográfico de la autora). Lo relevante de Jane es que es una mujer que se rebela contra las injusticias y cuyas malas circunstancias no socavan su propia fuerza interior, se niega a ser pisoteada por otros o a ceder en sus propias convicciones. Hasta ahora, no había tenido muy buena suerte con estas adaptaciones de novelas famosas a novelas gráficas, por lo que me sorprendió gratamente que me gustara esta versión. Mi único problema con el dibujo es que Edward Rochester es demasiado lindo, demasiado shōjo, y él no es el hombre de aspecto tosco descrito en la novela. La edición contiene varias explicaciones acerca de la obra original, y de la época; además de dibujos y bocetos que se realizaron. Muy buena adaptación de la novela de Bronte.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Simona Bartolotta

    *I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review* I absolutely LOVE this. Some scenes you find in the book are absent from this for reasons of length, I guess, but never mind, this is spectacular all the same. It gave me the best kind of chills.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Schizanthus Nerd

    Content warnings include abuse, suicide and mental illness. Jane Eyre was one of my Nan’s favourite books so I have intended to read it for the past 30 years. Over the years I’ve tried and failed to make it past Jane’s childhood. I was so mad at the way she was treated, especially by Mrs Reed and John, and when I finally made it to the beginning of her time at Lowood I was so infuriated by the injustice of her life that I discarded this story and moved on to something else; probably something Content warnings include abuse, suicide and mental illness. Jane Eyre was one of my Nan’s favourite books so I have intended to read it for the past 30 years. Over the years I’ve tried and failed to make it past Jane’s childhood. I was so mad at the way she was treated, especially by Mrs Reed and John, and when I finally made it to the beginning of her time at Lowood I was so infuriated by the injustice of her life that I discarded this story and moved on to something else; probably something with unicorns. Now I’ve finally learned the rest of the story thanks to manga! While I’m not the hugest fan of Jane’s story due to my romantiphobia (I would like to think that had I been in Jane’s shoes I would have bailed on both potential suitors and enjoyed my life as an independent single woman) I was engaged in her story from beginning to end. I appreciated Jane’s strong will and independent spirit, especially considering the adversity she faced, and I think it was Jane’s perseverance that would have drawn my Nan to this story. I adored the illustrations in this book, although Jane’s gorgeous doe eyes made it difficult to take her seriously when she spoke of her plain looks. I loved that, in true manga style, this story reads from right to left and was surprised by how quickly I became used to reading this way. Thank you to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for the opportunity to read this book. I’m all doe eyes for manga right now and want to work my way through the rest of their Manga Classics series.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Lola

    I have to confess something here. I read Jane Eyre five or six years ago. I was so excited, because the character of the same name was always advertised to me as a strong, determined and inspiring woman, and I was curious to see that in a classic other than Pride & Prejudice, one of the first ones I had read when I was young. So I borrowed it from the library, read it, disliked it, gave it a 2-star rating on Goodreads. But shortly after finishing it, I realized that, without meaning to, I I have to confess something here. I read Jane Eyre five or six years ago. I was so excited, because the character of the same name was always advertised to me as a strong, determined and inspiring woman, and I was curious to see that in a classic other than Pride & Prejudice, one of the first ones I had read when I was young. So I borrowed it from the library, read it, disliked it, gave it a 2-star rating on Goodreads. But shortly after finishing it, I realized that, without meaning to, I had actually borrowed an abridged version of it, that contained barely half the amount of pages of the original, and even less if we count the illustrations. It was, however, in the adults section. Therefore, to me this manga was much more detailed and complete than the book I had read previously. No wonder I disliked it, seeing that I wasn’t given enough detail to connect to scenes. But in this manga adaptation, I fully connected. I felt as though Jane Eyre was a younger me and was extremely sympathetic to her. The illustrations are charming, though it’s true I expected no less, given the fact that this is my fourth book of the Manga Classics series and my previous reads have been mostly extraordinary too. I do have to complain about the physical portrayal of Jane Eyre herself, however, because, although she is supposedly an adult, she looks 13, maximum 14, which irked me quite a lot. After all, Mr. Rochester is middle-aged. But I shouldn’t be surprised, I guess, since manga lovers know how young girls look in them. Still. Otherwise, pretty enjoyable. Blog | Youtube | Twitter | Instagram | Google+ | Bloglovin’

  13. 4 out of 5

    ♛ Garima ♛

    I really enjoyed manga adaption of Jane Eyre. I have red this story so long ago, I forgot why I have stopped reading at around 80% mark. (view spoiler)[ It seemed to me that Jane was hellbent on rejecting Mr. Rochester because he was too perfect for her. Once he lost his eyes and his hand, she has given him her approval. That didn't set well with me but so are the ways of Classics... (hide spoiler)] The language is bit odd and I'd not suggest to any beginners to read this. But may be I felt this I really enjoyed manga adaption of Jane Eyre. I have red this story so long ago, I forgot why I have stopped reading at around 80% mark. (view spoiler)[ It seemed to me that Jane was hellbent on rejecting Mr. Rochester because he was too perfect for her. Once he lost his eyes and his hand, she has given him her approval. That didn't set well with me but so are the ways of Classics... (hide spoiler)] The language is bit odd and I'd not suggest to any beginners to read this. But may be I felt this problem as English is my 2nd language or I've problem reading old English. Whatever might be the reason, it was creepy and interesting till then end (at-least manga was) to help me complete this story for once.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Marjolein

    Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com Believe it or not, but I only recently became accustomed with the complete story of Jane Eyre. For some reason, it was completely glossed over in school and I never read it, or even watched a movie. The crazy wife in the attic part, however, I was aware of, as I think is everyone, whether they want to or not. I’ve been reading the manga classics as they are being published and overall I’ve quite enjoyed them. For myself they do not Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com Believe it or not, but I only recently became accustomed with the complete story of Jane Eyre. For some reason, it was completely glossed over in school and I never read it, or even watched a movie. The crazy wife in the attic part, however, I was aware of, as I think is everyone, whether they want to or not. I’ve been reading the manga classics as they are being published and overall I’ve quite enjoyed them. For myself they do not replace the original works, but more act as an interpretation, as you would also watch a movie adaptation (they would also take about the same time, as manga makes for easy and fast reading). For people who would be less inclined to actually read the classics, I think it is a perfect way to get to know the stories. I liked this adaptation of Jane Eyre, the drawings and style are as I’ve come to expect them and the main points of the story, as far as I’m able to judge this, are conveyed well through the manga. A nice reading experience. Would recommend. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    One thing the world did not need was a manga retooling of Jane Eyre. Jane does not need to be portrayed as a wide eyed Shojo manga heroine who looks like she can barely tie her shoes and drawing her passionate verbal duels with Mr. Rochester as frenetic hand waving Looney Tunes battles complete with little puffs of smoke works about as well as you'd expect. This had all the romance, girl power, and emotional impact of my left nostril.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sleeping with Ghosts

    I've always been in love with Jane Eyre story, I've read the book twice, since I'm here in GR. The manga seems to be a little childish, but lovely. Better than other that I've read some weeks ago. Very enjoyable manga.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Juli

    For me, there is just something refreshing about classics revisited Manga style. Japanese style art flowing across the pages....reading right to left.... It's still the favorite classic tale I know and love. The Manga adaptation just gives a new feel to an old, favorite story. I've read Jane Eyre probably 50 times. It's one of those stories I can re-read often, but still enjoy. And I loved the Manga Classic version! It follows the book closely, including illustrating most, if not all, of my For me, there is just something refreshing about classics revisited Manga style. Japanese style art flowing across the pages....reading right to left.... It's still the favorite classic tale I know and love. The Manga adaptation just gives a new feel to an old, favorite story. I've read Jane Eyre probably 50 times. It's one of those stories I can re-read often, but still enjoy. And I loved the Manga Classic version! It follows the book closely, including illustrating most, if not all, of my favorite lines from the book. The artwork is awesome! From Pilot (Rochester's faithful dog) to Mrs. Fairfax, I liked the appearance of all the minor characters. As for major characters....Jane Eyre had a sweet face and Rochester was drawn with just the right amount of brooding darkness. The pages depicting Rochester's hidden, terrible secret as well as other important plot points were perfect! I am always skeptical of adaptations. I have dnf'd many, many supposed continuations of favorite classic stories or re-tellings/adaptations because they just didn't stay true to my favorite classic stories. I am picky. But I have yet to be disappointed by Manga Classics. The story is always well depicted. The art is awesome each time. It's an enjoyable reading experience for me. I don't find myself frowning about weird plot changes, or missing characters/dialog. For the most part, they stick to the original...just condensing it a bit and illustrating the story. Love it! I'm ordering copies for my keeper shelf! I thoroughly enjoyed this manga version of Jane Eyre! **I voluntarily read a review copy of this book from Udon Entertainment via NetGalley. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.**

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jayne

    Jane Eyre has always been one of my favourites. When I discovered that there was a manga version I had to read it! This version is wonderful. It still captures the essence of all the characters so well. Even though it's obviously shorter and less detailed than the original novel it doesn't lose its 'classic' feel. It's a great starter for those who would be interested in reading the story of Jane Eyre but feel intimidated to delve into classic literature. It's a very refreshing and light Jane Eyre has always been one of my favourites. When I discovered that there was a manga version I had to read it! This version is wonderful. It still captures the essence of all the characters so well. Even though it's obviously shorter and less detailed than the original novel it doesn't lose its 'classic' feel. It's a great starter for those who would be interested in reading the story of Jane Eyre but feel intimidated to delve into classic literature. It's a very refreshing and light retelling and I'll definitely be checking out the rest of the series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kitty Marie

    Another great adaptation by Manga Classics. I've been a fan of the Jane Eyre story and watched movie adaptations of it, but haven't read the actual book quite yet. This manga does a good job including many little moments and events that I hadn't recalled from other adaptations. The hefty 300+ page count definitely helped in making the story fuller and getting into nitty-gritty details, but the chapters are also well organized in and the pacing is quite fast with large, clean panels. As usual I Another great adaptation by Manga Classics. I've been a fan of the Jane Eyre story and watched movie adaptations of it, but haven't read the actual book quite yet. This manga does a good job including many little moments and events that I hadn't recalled from other adaptations. The hefty 300+ page count definitely helped in making the story fuller and getting into nitty-gritty details, but the chapters are also well organized in and the pacing is quite fast with large, clean panels. As usual I love the art style by SunNeko Lee, who also did a fabulous job with the adaptations of The Scarlet Letter and Les Miserables. Characters look distinctive and charming. Child characters stand out as being extra adorable, Rochester's ward Adele comes to mind. The only point that may be of concern to some is in Jane looking so young and perhaps a bit too pretty given Jane's supposed plainness. People can probably can tell from the cover if this will be an issue for them personally. A note about the dialogue and overall script. I was relieved to find that these aspects, while convincingly faithful, were still very easy to understand from a modern perspective. Though the original book is from the mid-1800s, the motivations of the characters and their feelings are simply grasped. There are also several pages toward the end detailing the adaptation process and a long note expanding upon the role of a governess at that period of time, adding further context to Jane's duties. The little added details are nice to see. Overall, another great adaptation. Note : Many thanks to Netgalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me an e-ARC of this title for the purpose of review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carmen

    I love the Brontes, both Charlotte and Emily so I am always happy to revisit either Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre ( two of the most important books in my life) I enjoyed this one a lot.I liked the adaptation and the graphics, and the atmsophere.The only thing I don't like us Bertha Mason's depiction- I think she is such an interesting character- her silenced story should at least be referenced. Really enjoyable though

  21. 4 out of 5

    Apoorva

    Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books of all time! This manga adaptation is beautiful and it manages to capture the essence of the original story perfectly. Jane was so freaking adorable! I loved experiencing the story in the manga setting, a little less serious and a lit bit on a light side. I’ll definitely recommend it to the fans of the classic.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Yedhu

    This was a beautiful read. I love Jane Eyre. I loved listening to the audible version narrated by Thandie Newton. But this was entirely different. This is also my first manga! The adaptation does justice to the original version of Jane Eyre. If you are too lazy to read a 500+ book or if you love reading manga, then go for this. It's more like an illustrated summary of the classic without omitting any important details.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Arybo ✨

    My name is Jane Eyre. My parents are dead; my aunt, Mrs. Reed, raised me for most of my ten years. The arrangement made neither of us happy. It was very good! Jane Eyre is a character I've always admired, ever since I read the book a few years ago. I like her willpower, her stubbornness, her choice to stay true to her principles and her own impressions. More than the romantic part of the story, I like the great charge of strength that a character like Jane can give to the reader. When I My name is Jane Eyre. My parents are dead; my aunt, Mrs. Reed, raised me for most of my ten years. The arrangement made neither of us happy. It was very good! Jane Eyre is a character I've always admired, ever since I read the book a few years ago. I like her willpower, her stubbornness, her choice to stay true to her principles and her own impressions. More than the romantic part of the story, I like the great charge of strength that a character like Jane can give to the reader. When I discovered this manga I was euphoric. I wanted to see how those scenes I had imagined in my head would take place. Surely the artist and the curator did a great job. Although the drawings are simple in their clarity, they are beautiful, and represent the characters at maximum level. the scenes with a particular background, such as those with the Rochester house, or in the woods, are beautiful. I really liked the characterization of the characters and the choice of the scenes to report. Great. I adored the appearance of Jane, from when she was very young until she arrives at Rochester's house. The clothes are very well chosen, they have nothing that does not go. I liked everything, I have to admit it. An excellent reading to bring even the youngest to read the classics. *Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for sending me a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cristina | Books, less beer & a baby Gaspar

    I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review. This manga was a very good surprise! I haven't read Jane Eyre, but I will definitely do it now. On that account I cannot state about the faithful adaptation of the story. What can I say is that the storyline was logical, I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I am not a huge fan of happy endings but I was hoping that Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester would end up together! Update: Now that I read the book I I want to thank Netgalley for providing me an e-copy in exchange for an honest review. This manga was a very good surprise! I haven't read Jane Eyre, but I will definitely do it now. On that account I cannot state about the faithful adaptation of the story. What can I say is that the storyline was logical, I really enjoyed the story and the characters. I am not a huge fan of happy endings but I was hoping that Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester would end up together! Update: Now that I read the book I can say that the manga adaptation is really really good!!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Wow. I'm pleasantly surprised. I read Jane Eyre several years ago, and I enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite classic of all time, but I enjoyed reading it and could understand the importance of in in history. I'm totally shocked that they were able to break down the classic into a well-read manga. I don't know if I would go so far as to say that you would be able to read this instead of the classic for a class test/essay, but, the manga classic gets almost everything right and succeeds in making Wow. I'm pleasantly surprised. I read Jane Eyre several years ago, and I enjoyed it. It wasn't my favorite classic of all time, but I enjoyed reading it and could understand the importance of in in history. I'm totally shocked that they were able to break down the classic into a well-read manga. I don't know if I would go so far as to say that you would be able to read this instead of the classic for a class test/essay, but, the manga classic gets almost everything right and succeeds in making the story enjoyable. Also, something that was really cool, was at the end, there were extras: information about the drawings, the time period, etc. which added to the enjoyment. Overall, I'm really impressed. But, maybe read the classic first, because it would be hard to read after. **I received a copy from the Udon Entertainment and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Flor

    Thank you Netgalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me a digital copy of this book, it was a real pleasure to read it. I think that the best way to describe this, is as a wonderful piece of creativity and talent, I applaud the genius mind that decided to combine classic books with mangas, the concept is amazing and such an unique way to revisit dear old classics or to make them easier and lighter for younger audiences. The art is beautiful and the story develops flawlessly. Jane Eyre stands Thank you Netgalley and Udon Entertainment for providing me a digital copy of this book, it was a real pleasure to read it. I think that the best way to describe this, is as a wonderful piece of creativity and talent, I applaud the genius mind that decided to combine classic books with mangas, the concept is amazing and such an unique way to revisit dear old classics or to make them easier and lighter for younger audiences. The art is beautiful and the story develops flawlessly. Jane Eyre stands out as one of m favorite classic and I love that it felt like both rereading the words and yet experiencing a whole new story. The whole collection is a gem a I look forward to continue reading it.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carla Johnson-Hicks

    I love any book that brings the classics to new generations. With this Manga graphic novel we see Jane Eyre still relatively true to the original but told in a style that will interest middle grade and even YA readers. The story of the little orphan girl who is so mistreated, gets sent off to school and then takes a job as governess for the ward of the reclusive Mr. Rochester is still there. We see Jane and Rochester fall in love, even though his first wife is still in the house, clearly crazy. I love any book that brings the classics to new generations. With this Manga graphic novel we see Jane Eyre still relatively true to the original but told in a style that will interest middle grade and even YA readers. The story of the little orphan girl who is so mistreated, gets sent off to school and then takes a job as governess for the ward of the reclusive Mr. Rochester is still there. We see Jane and Rochester fall in love, even though his first wife is still in the house, clearly crazy. This is a quick read and that is where we do lose some of the brooding, emotional story told in the much longer classic by Charlotte Bronte. As this was an ARC, I do not know if the illustrations will be more polished and perhaps have some colour added or not. They are well drawn in the Manga style and it is easy to see their feelings displayed on their faces. Jane was shown as a very angry person in most illustrations though. I always thought Jane would be plain looking and Rochester very handsome based on the classic, but when drawing in the Manga style, everyone pretty much looks the same. All in all, this was well done. If it brings the story to young people, perhaps they will search out the classic in the future to read the full version. A good read for reluctant readers. I received a galley of this book from Netgalley.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Swathi Shetty

    I had read Jane Eyre years ago and it became one of my favourite books ever. I loved it so much that when I saw the manga version I was really excited and couldn't wait to revisit Thornfield! I wanted to see if I'll like the manga as much as the original. I'm so happy that the manga is indeed as impressive as the original. The plot is very accurate and every sequence beautifully impersonates the original with it's gorgeous illustrations. I like how every character was drawn so accurate to their I had read Jane Eyre years ago and it became one of my favourite books ever. I loved it so much that when I saw the manga version I was really excited and couldn't wait to revisit Thornfield! I wanted to see if I'll like the manga as much as the original. I'm so happy that the manga is indeed as impressive as the original. The plot is very accurate and every sequence beautifully impersonates the original with it's gorgeous illustrations. I like how every character was drawn so accurate to their descriptions. Reading this was a joy to me and I'm so thankful for these manga classics. It's truly a gift to classic and manga lovers and I'm sure people that are hesitant to read classics will surely learn to love them after reading these manga classics. Thank you Udon Entertainment and NetGalley for this ARC.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Martina

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "Jane Eyre" is my favourite classic. I love the story, the characters and the important messages it sends. So, when I bumped into this manga I was really curious to see how they converted this novel into a graphic one. I have to admit it, I'm really impressed. Everything was true to the story and the lovely illustrations give an additional power to it. Seeing Jane and Rochester while reading their The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "Jane Eyre" is my favourite classic. I love the story, the characters and the important messages it sends. So, when I bumped into this manga I was really curious to see how they converted this novel into a graphic one. I have to admit it, I'm really impressed. Everything was true to the story and the lovely illustrations give an additional power to it. Seeing Jane and Rochester while reading their story was really amazing! This adaptation is a very fresh and new way to discover or re-discover Charlotte Brontë's novel.

  30. 4 out of 5

    April Sarah

    *ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review* Jane Eyre has always been one of those moodier classics that I've found myself drawn to. The story of a girl who has to deal with some rough hands that life decides to give here. A love story that goes wrong. And a redemption story where everything falls into lovely pieces. This adoption of Jane Eyre is wonderful. It follows faithfully to the original story but in this format, it doesn't feel as heavy or dry to get through. I found *ARC received from Netgalley in return for an honest review* Jane Eyre has always been one of those moodier classics that I've found myself drawn to. The story of a girl who has to deal with some rough hands that life decides to give here. A love story that goes wrong. And a redemption story where everything falls into lovely pieces. This adoption of Jane Eyre is wonderful. It follows faithfully to the original story but in this format, it doesn't feel as heavy or dry to get through. I found myself just falling to the story and enjoying every minute of it. I did enjoy the artwork as well. though with as dark and moody as I've always felt this story was, the cheerful and animated style sometimes felt like it was fighting the tone of the plot. But that didn't stop me from loving every minute of it.

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