Over the years, numerous adaptations have been crafted based on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre. While many of these retellings have gone on to be classics themselves, this latest adaptation is already a literary treasure in my book.
This modern day reimagining sees Jane as an art student who escaped her small town, and extended family, for the hustle and bustle of New York City. Surrounded by the loud city and her talented peers, Jane begins feeling intimidated and out of place. In order to maintain her scholarship, Jane must find a job. After answering a vague ad in the paper, Jane is quickly signing a non-disclosure agreement and being whisked away to a wealthy high-rise. Aside from the eerie noises and dark secrets, nannying for Edward Rochester is pretty simple. That is until Jane’s feelings get involved. You know the story, you love the characters, but this graphic novel gives the entire classic a unique twist.
The Devil Wears Prada screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna has crafted an incredible take that Brontë would surely enjoy. Meanwhile, the art by Eisner Award winner Ramón K. Pérez breathes life into the old classic. Don’t delay, grab your hardcover copy today.