February 13, 2013

Jane Eyre Quote I Am No Bird Art Print Charlotte Bronte Nature Bird Photography Quote Book Wall Art Home Decor Gift
This passionate proclamation should make it easy to guess today's romantic couple, and by romantic I mean love, passion, insanity and Gothic horror all rolled into one amazing story!  Yes, it's Jane and her Mr. Rochester (and mad Bertha in the attic), the story of a young but spunky English governess who falls in love with a man with a DARK SECRET.  I first read this classic in junior high school and the book cover was similar to this one:

but times have evidently changed and now Jane Eyre has...sex appeal?  At least that's what these covers seem to convey...


I always feel a little relieved to discover I'm not alone in my border-line obsession with Jane and Mr. Rochester, as evidenced by the abundance of Jane Eyre-abilia you can find on Etsy:


While I will always be partial to the 1971 version of Jane Eyre with George C. Scott (the scene where he realizes that Jane has fled Thornfield Hall and he staggers down the stairs, clutching his heart and whispering Jane, Jane makes me cry every single time), there have been some other great versions in the past forty years.  I wonder, though, if some of the Mr. Rochesters weren't just a little too handsome for the part?

Mr. Rochester has been voted the most romantic hero in literature in a recent poll by Mills and Boon, and certainly he has captured my heart, as well as Jane's.  Instead of a poem I'll leave you with a wonderfully romantic quote from the book. 


  1. One of my favorite books! I too read it in Jr High, and have probably re-read it 10-12 times since then, the last time just a few months ago. I don't think I've ever seen the George C Scott movie version, but will look for it now. I am very lucky to have my husband's Grandmother's copy of JE.

  2. Very nice blog, Martha! My favorite book as well. I didn`t read it in English because my English isn`t good enough for such a great literature. First time I read this book when I was seventeen (croatian translation) and i felt i love with it! Now I`living in Germany and I read this amazing book last year in german translation, I would like to read in English...Maybe someday... Best greatings from Germany! Alma