Sunday, September 24, 2006

Jane Eyre... bigger and better

I saw the coolest book at the book store yesterday... an absolute must-have book...

Charlotte Brontë’s sweeping Victorian romance is reborn through the striking illustrations of the inimitable Dame Darcy.

A devoted readership will recognize Dame Darcy as the creator of highly original and off-kilter comic books. Here she uses her lavishly detailed illustrations to bring the best-loved Victorian novel Jane Eyre back into the spotlight. Darkly elegant illustrations draw back the novel’s curtain, revealing the depths of human depravity, despair, and ultimate redemption. Sure to impress traditional fans and newcomers alike, The Illustrated Jane Eyre updates the classic for a new era.

It's time to start your holiday shopping (not to mention Buy a Friend a Book Week) and this is the perfect gift for the lit majors on your list! Also a good choice for teenagers that could use a little motivation to read the classics.

I'm pretty sure that I'll be getting a copy for my birthday ;)


  1. Lucky you, Karen! :) I must check it out, it does look good!

  2. Ooh, yeah, that IS sweet. I haven't read it (of course!), but I'm such a comic fan that I'd pick it up just for the growing collection.

    I don't blame you for drooling.