Read Jane Online Free - A reimagining of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre set in present day, written by acclaimed screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna and Eisner Award-winning illustrator Ramón K. Pérez.
Growing up in a broken home in a small fishing town, Jane dreamed of escaping to art school and following the allure of New York City. When that dream becomes a reality however, it’s not long before she feels out of place by the size of the city and the talent of her peers. She soon discovers her place as she begins to nanny a young girl named Adele, but that is upended when she falls for the girl’s father, Rochester, a sardonic man of power, wealth, and unexpected charm. Jane learns that in the world of New York’s elite, secrets are the greatest extravagance and she’ll have to decide if she should trust the man she loves or do what ever it takes to protect Adele from the consequences of his deception.
Award-winning screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) makes her graphic novel debut with Eisner Award-winning illustrator Ramón K. Pérez (Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand) in this powerful reimaging of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre in present day Manhattan, where luxury masks dark secrets.
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October 01, 2017
Well, I had high, high hopes for this book. The comic itself is exquisite. I keep holding it in my hands because it really looks so precious and the art inside is very interesting.
But the story lacks. And it’s not because classics cannot translate into the modern world. One need only read THE SE...
November 07, 2017
A very serviceable retelling of Jane Eyre where a young art student becomes the nanny for an adorable, super neglected daughter of some sort of super rich enigmatic guy that was almost excellent until it suddenly and violently became a V.C. Andrews novel in the last ten pages. Which now that I th...
September 17, 2017
I say this as someone who loves fanfiction: this reads like a self-insert Jane Eyre modern AU written by a 16 year old infatuated with Rochester. Discovering that McKenna originally titled the book "Rochester" and reading several interviews where she never mentions the titular character at all ma...
September 26, 2017
I was so excited when I saw this book...but in retrospect it was probably a mistake to pick my favorite book as my first foray into graphic lit. I found the whole experience disappointing, because I feel that this "inspiration" omitted much that made the original so compelling. "Jane Eyre" is a c...
September 29, 2017
I really loved this modern retelling of Jane Eyre in graphic novel form. It stayed true to the original story with a few modern twists and I liked the art.
October 19, 2017
I think I liked this one more than most because I have never read the original Jane Eyre. This retelling reads like a bit of an overblown teen thriller, and I'm down with that. Plus the art is quite captivating. The book is more than a little ridiculous, but who doesn't like a little soap opera i...
November 14, 2017
I’m a huge fan of Crazy Ex Girlfriend, so I was super excited about this graphic novel. It was...a train wreck. Jane has no real depth or character complexity, no real growth (which is what Jane Eyre is predominately about), and the novel all but omits everything about Jane Eyre except the Roches...
September 26, 2017
This is a modern reimagining of Jane Eyre as a nanny in New York City who is also going to school for art and meets the cold, distant Rochester in his fancy loft. I liked the idea of this, but something about it didn't always click.
I really loved the art that is meant to be Jane's. The stuff tha...
October 08, 2017
If it were possible to rate the art and the writing separately, the artwork would get a 3 and the writing would get a 1, so I'm settling on a 2 overall. I'm not sure why McKenna and Perez made the decision to present Jane as a typically pretty blonde. I'm not sure why McKenna chose to erase Berth...
September 27, 2017
Loved the beautiful art and enjoyed some of the modern twists. However, it's hard for Rochester to seem anything but abusive when put in a modern setting and the mad wife in the attic was "translated" in a very odd, confusing and silly way. It's hard to condense a classic like Jane Eyre, and this...