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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 be 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 be 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

    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 b 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.

  2. 4 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

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

  3. 5 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 t 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.

  4. 4 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 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!

  5. 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 coul[i [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

  6. 5 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.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Schizanthus

    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 infuri 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.

  8. 4 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 ha 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’

  9. 5 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 beginne 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.

  10. 4 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 replace the original works, but more ac 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.

  11. 5 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.

  12. 5 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.

  13. 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 favo 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.**

  14. 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 li 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.

  15. 5 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.

  16. 4 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.

  17. 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. 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 *

  18. 4 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 t 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!!

  19. 5 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

  20. 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 t 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 4 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.

  23. 5 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 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.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Carla

    **I received a free copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, so I was really excited to get my hands on this! This manga follows the plot of the original book without any additional changes, it just stays true to it, and we get some pretty adorable drawings. I just couldn't help but love Rochester's character here. It's one thing how you imagine a book's characters when you're reading, but seeing them drawn doing such exaggerated facial expressions **I received a free copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review** Jane Eyre is one of my favorite books, so I was really excited to get my hands on this! This manga follows the plot of the original book without any additional changes, it just stays true to it, and we get some pretty adorable drawings. I just couldn't help but love Rochester's character here. It's one thing how you imagine a book's characters when you're reading, but seeing them drawn doing such exaggerated facial expressions... I do mean it in a good way though, I really liked it. Rochester can be pretty ridiculous at times, especially when he declares his love for Jane, so this characterization was spot on, if you ask me. Oh and Jane is adorable here!! It's actually quite funny how she looks like a little child and Rochester like a grown man. But it makes sense though, since he's way older. Sadly, there are some annoying characters as well, like Jane's cousin John... I always disliked that little rascal... And the guy who ran Jane's school when she was younger, I always thought it was so ridiculous how he would say that the girls who went there should not be vain, have naturally curly hair (for real?!) or whatever, but wait, his wife and daughters are incredibly fashionable and vain themselves, and they wear such expensive clothes... I really enjoyed getting into this story again, I liked reading about Jane once more and seeing her work hard and just wanting to be loved, since she never got that in her life. And seeing how nice and caring she is when it comes to Rochester as well. It all just breaks my heart. I think fans and new readers alike might enjoy this :) More reviews on my blog: Lipstick and Mocha

  25. 4 out of 5

    BAM The Bibliomaniac

    Netgalley #19 Many thanks go to Udon and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. This is the third Manga Classic I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. This one was another great one. For some reason I wasn’t crazy about Rochester’s rendering. I realize he’s not an attractive fellow, but his profile just had no detail. Again, the entire plot is included here. Nothing important is left out. Sometimes I get little butterflies when I read a sp Netgalley #19 Many thanks go to Udon and Netgalley for the free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review. This is the third Manga Classic I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. This one was another great one. For some reason I wasn’t crazy about Rochester’s rendering. I realize he’s not an attractive fellow, but his profile just had no detail. Again, the entire plot is included here. Nothing important is left out. Sometimes I get little butterflies when I read a specific part then I see the corresponding illustration. I think every book should come with pictures.

  26. 5 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. A 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.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dana Cristiana

    Last Night: It's 3:37 a.m. and I just finished this. This book is a pure beauty! Now: I'd love to thank NetGalley and the publisher for auto-approving me and this book. I have never read the "Jane Eyre" classic, shame me. I felt intimated by its length, and I'm not really a classic reader, anyway; although I am really curious about some of them. And "Jane Eyre" is one of them. So when I had the chance to read this manga last year, I took advantage of it. Shamef Last Night: It's 3:37 a.m. and I just finished this. This book is a pure beauty! Now: I'd love to thank NetGalley and the publisher for auto-approving me and this book. I have never read the "Jane Eyre" classic, shame me. I felt intimated by its length, and I'm not really a classic reader, anyway; although I am really curious about some of them. And "Jane Eyre" is one of them. So when I had the chance to read this manga last year, I took advantage of it. Shamefully, I started reading it at the end of this year. But fortunately, I finished it and loved it so much! So I decided to read the actual book in 2019. This is the first time I'm reading a manga book (and now I understood what is the difference between a manga and an actual graphic novel), and it was easy and enjoyable. I really loved Jane and I kind of resonated with her in some aspects. Not to mention that I shipped her with Mr. Rochester since the very beginning of their meeting. I know that some people couldn't stand his weird-at-times behavior, but I understood him and I really liked his character a lot! I also liked Helen. She was such a pure, God-loving soul. She was an amazing side character. I kind of disliked St. John, although he was a good man. I could really felt was Jane was feeling towards him. This book gave me so many emotions! It was like a roller-coaster of feelings. Not to mention that the drawings are stunning, even though they are colorless. This book receives 5 stars out of 5, and I repeat, I can't wait to read the classic! I recommend it to everyone.

  28. 4 out of 5

    rachael ♡

    “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.” Thanks to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for the e-copy! I had not read any of the Manga Classics yet before reading this one and I definitely think I will continue with these adaptations! The drama in JANE EYRE really comes across well through this “I am not an angel,' I asserted; 'and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself. Mr. Rochester, you must neither expect nor exact anything celestial of me - for you will not get it, any more than I shall get it of you: which I do not at all anticipate.” Thanks to NetGalley and UDON Entertainment for the e-copy! I had not read any of the Manga Classics yet before reading this one and I definitely think I will continue with these adaptations! The drama in JANE EYRE really comes across well through this manga and I love how the characters were so expressive and quite frankly adorable. The selection of scenes and dialogue for this was well done, as obviously it is more limited than the novel due to the format. The manga succeeds at the sillier and spookier scenes in this book much better than a film format could because of the flexibility of drawing art. Although some of the hard-hitting lines don't land as well without the exposition of the novel and it can feel a bit rushed at the climaxes, the author and artist really did the best job possible here with this adaptation. Jane Eyre is such an interesting heroine and JANE EYRE has so much to teach about independence, love, possession, social class and more. I'm glad it gets to reach new audiences with this manga and overall I loved it! 4 stars!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nursebookie

    I love this brilliant adaptation of one of the most famous classics in English literature: Jane Eyre. I have read Jane Eyre so many time and truly enjoy reading this manga. Jane Eyre, is an orphan with grew up with cruel family members and an abused childhood. She is cast out by her aunt, and is sent to Lowood, a charity school. Years later, she finds a job as a governess and meets Edward Rochester, the owner of the estate. Slowly they begin to bond but a secret threatens to ruin ever I love this brilliant adaptation of one of the most famous classics in English literature: Jane Eyre. I have read Jane Eyre so many time and truly enjoy reading this manga. Jane Eyre, is an orphan with grew up with cruel family members and an abused childhood. She is cast out by her aunt, and is sent to Lowood, a charity school. Years later, she finds a job as a governess and meets Edward Rochester, the owner of the estate. Slowly they begin to bond but a secret threatens to ruin everything, both the reputation and the life of Jane Eyre. This is an incredible story and written in this Manga really opens up this classic to more people, especially the younger readers who may find the story too intimidating or daunting. This adaptation is incredible and the artistry conveyed the story well.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Shannara Petty

    This is the first manga classic that I have read and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites and I didn’t think putting it in manga form could really do it justice. But, I thought the combination of the great visuals and the concise storyline captured the essence of the book. The art is great and I felt the characters were portrayed very well. I don’t think anything vital was removed from the plot and the ending still made me tear up. I recommend this to classi This is the first manga classic that I have read and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Jane Eyre is one of my favorites and I didn’t think putting it in manga form could really do it justice. But, I thought the combination of the great visuals and the concise storyline captured the essence of the book. The art is great and I felt the characters were portrayed very well. I don’t think anything vital was removed from the plot and the ending still made me tear up. I recommend this to classic lovers who happen to also enjoy manga. I know I’ll definitely be reading more manga classics! I received a copy of this manga from NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.

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