[LMB] OT Jane Eyre
jessie at sirsi.com
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:57:32 -0600
No desire to defend romance literature, but a word about "Jane Eyre"
(one of my favorite novels of all time). There is a romance element,
but there's so much more, much of it revolving around the mad woman in
the attic (read "Wide Sargasso Sea" to see how it has affected feminist
literature). I think Orson Welles said that "Jane Eyre" was the greatest
story ever written, or something like that (sorry, no references for
that, just a memory in the back of my mind). Of course, he was *awful*
as Rochester! It always messes with my suspension of disbelief when he
has a fake nose in a movie.
Now, "Wuthering Heights"--what a ghastly novel! Yuck! :^)
Jessie in Alabama
James Burbridge said:
> I _don't_ like Jane Eyre, by the way -- I think of it as a >
self-indulgent spiritual ancestor of the Harlequin romance.