I found this trailer thanks to fellow historical romance writer, Aekubo (via FB)!

After a bleak childhood, Jane Eyre goes out into the world to become a governess. As she lives happily in her new position at Thornfield Hall, she meet the dark, cold, and abrupt master of the house, Mr. Rochester. Jane and her employer grow close in friendship and she soon finds herself falling in love with him. Happiness seems to have found Jane at last, but could Mr. Rochester’s terrible secret be about to destroy it forever?

This was the only trailer on YouTube but you’ll find a better one here.

Whose excited?!? I AM! –I’ve watched all the adaptations of this book, from the black & white to the latest BBC version. And I never tire of these remakes. Granted, some adaptations are downright horrible. But still, anything titled Jane Eyre, I will watch.

Sometimes people ask me why I love Jane Eyre so much–why this book is always first to come to mind when asked what my fav book is, why I often reference this book, why I jump up and down when people mention it. The reason is that, to me, Jane Eyre is THE ultimate love story. It’s so passionate! I love how Bronte’s writing draws me so close to the story, allowing me to feel what burns, oppresses, uplifts Jane’s heart. I feel it all. And Rochester!…Don’t even get me started. Not even reading the Wide Saragasso Sea (the prequel to Jane Eyre, revolving around the life of his “mad wife”) could make me hate him.

Also, it’s not just the book itself that I love so much, but the significance of that book in my life. Jane Eyre is like my “first love”. You’re not too sure why you loved that guy, you just did, and because he was the first dude you ever truly cared for–memories of him hold all the more meaning.

This novel has played such a big role in my life because it’s the book that got me into reading classic lit. Heck, it’s what got me to love books in the first place! I wouldn’t be the writer that I am now had my dad not taken me to the bookstore one day to randomly buy me Jane Eyre because 1) it was on sale, and 2) it was published by Penguin, so he thought it was a trustworthy book to buy in his last, desperate attempt to convert his English-reading-writing-hating-daughter-who-nearly-failed-her-English-class into an avid reader .

(My dad buys books like that for me. He bought me this random novel for my birthday. I asked: “Thanks for the book, dad. How’d you come to choose this one though?” He answered: “Well, look. It’s a New York Times bestseller. So I’m sure it’s going to be a great read”).

The first time I read this novel, I was in grade 7, and began reading from ch11 because the first half of the story was booooring. But I fell in love with Mr. Rochester. The second time I read the book, I skimmed through Jane’s childhood. The third time i read it, I read carefully from chapter one to the end and loved it to death. I’ll be read this book again this year for one of my literature classes and I am so excited!

So, tell me about your experience with Jane Eyre and why you do/or do not love the novel!