Welcome! This is where you will find information on the novel, as well as how you can find a copy. The current edition, as of November 2010, is available as a Kindle eBook on Amazon.com. The print editions, published in 2000 and 2002 by iUniverse are out of print, but used copies can be found online at various retailers.
Unexpected delays will push the ebook publication of THE JOURNAL OF JANE REED EYRE back to early summer, 2013.
Premise: The story of Jane Eyre’s parents is revealed through the journal of Jane’s mother, Jane Reed, an affluent regency beauty. She weds Matthew Eyre, a poor clergyman, against the protests of her family and friends. Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre never knew the full story of her parents’ situation—thanks to the jealousy of her Aunt Sarah Reed. Faithfully adapted characters from Jane Eyre come to life again in THE JOURNAL OF JANE REED EYRE as well as characters that Jane Eyre was not able to meet due to distance and death. I look forward to introducing you to the carefully researched and imaginatively explored origins of one of literature’s most beloved characters.
Last night I was in a packed theater with other Jane Eyre fans. The 2011 Jane Eyre, a Focus Features production directed by Cary Fukunaga, was absolutely gorgeous—from the English countryside to one of the best locations chosen for Thornfield Hall. The gothic atmosphere was enhanced by disorienting camera angles, wide-angle shots, and close-ups. Mia Waskiowska played Charlotte Brontë’s most famous heroine with emotional subtly while playing up Jane’s craving for independence. Michael Fassbender brought to life the mercurial temperament of Edward Rochester. The chemistry between Mia and Michael will ensure that their portrayal of Jane and Edward’s romance will become a fan favorite.
Note: My twin sister, Stephanie, heard a man say behind her near the end of the film: “He lived through the fire?!”
“It’s a curious thing when contemporary authors take classic or much-loved books and write a sequel, authorised or not. But it’s a brave, foolhardy – perhaps money-grubbing – author who takes on characters with a huge global following, and tries to craft a sequel to another writer’s great work.”
Read the rest of the article on the Guardian UK website: Frederick Colting, a Swedish author, penned a sequel to J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye that has disturbed the publishing powers that be in the United States and Canada, but is being released in six countries.