- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2068 KB
- Print Length: 568 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Kindle Publishing; 1st edition (21 Feb. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004OYT8KQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,846 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Jane Eyre's Husband" is a version of "Jane Eyre" told from the perspective of Edward Fairfax Rochester, but it's so much more than that - it's truly the life of Mr Rochester, like a biography, only much, much more interesting to read.
The novel is split into three distinct parts. Part one is a prequel, stretching from before the birth of Edward Rochester, through his upbringing, his time on Jamaica and with his mistresses on the continent and ends just as the events we know from Brontë's original are about to begin. Part two is "Jane Eyre", but seen through Mr. Rochester's eyes. Part three is a sequel, dealing with what happens to the couple during their happily ever afters.
Part one begins with establishing the marriage between Rochester's parents, Elizabeth and John, and then moves on to the birth of little Edward, or "Neddie" as he's known, and his wetnurse. One thing that Bradley does very well, is to avoid the clichés every other sequel writer falls into (from not understanding distances between Thornfield and Ferndean to every sequel author's itch to rebuild Thornfield). As it turns out, reality is a little more complex than it is predictable.Read more ›
However, my one criticism whould be the number of 'Americanisms' in the book, which by the end, started to grate. I cannot imagine any 19th century English gentleman using such words as gotten, semester or cranky. I'm may be being pedantic, but if you're going to put so much effort into a book, at least get the language right.
What I adore about 'Jane Eyre's Husband' is the perfect characterisation and attention to the original plot; the author enhances the original and fills in necessary gaps rather than trying to 'recreate the wheel'. I am so tired of JE books which 'redo' the novel - it's a masterpiece for a reason, we don't need authors to radically alter the plot. What many readers want is for the original to be given a deeper treatment ... maybe we would like a peek into the Rochester's after Brontés epilogue, maybe we want Rochester's version of events, maybe we want to understand what happened to Rochester before Jane appeared. 'Jane Eyre's Husband' delivers on all counts.
I cannot praise this text highly enough. Do not hesitate.
Incidentally; this text is crafted so well that you can actually choose to dip into the book. I read the whole text; however, if a reader only wanted to experience Rochester's life with Jane then they can skip to Part 2 and Part 3 successfully.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a big admirer of Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre, so I was really excited to start this book... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Dorissa
This is definitely one of the best books I've ever read! It's great to understand Rochester's character and makes Jane Eyre more enjoyable which I thought was impossible as I love... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Emma langan
Engaging and enjoyable, great read. Aside from the odd Americanism which should have been spotted by the editor, a very impressive historical depiction of the time, and told in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by BookLover
Love it, only slightly disappointed at authors obvious American use of English language. Specifically "Gotten". Read morePublished 15 months ago by Milly
Brilliant book..a tad more racy than the original "Jane Eyre "...but enjoyable. .nice to read the other side of the coin, so to speak. . Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Though it didn't meet my expectations, the story was interesting (though not my own personal head cannon). Read morePublished on 15 Sept. 2013 by 08simmonsf