Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis
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The Eyre Up There (Plus Poll!)

Happy birthday to wiccagirl24, and happy early birthdays to febobe and manzanas_verdes! My friends, I hope all three of you have fantastic days and wonderful years to come.

I've been rereading one of my very favorite novels, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre, which leads me to a question:

Poll #1033387 What is your favorite adaptation of Jane Eyre?

Which is your favorite adaptation of Jane Eyre?

1934 (Virginia Bruce/Colin Clive)
0(0.0%)
1944 (Joan Fontaine/Orson Welles)
2(5.9%)
1949 (Mary Malone/Charlton Heston)
0(0.0%)
1952 (Katharine Bard/Kevin McCarthy)
0(0.0%)
1970 (Susannah York/George C. Scott)
1(2.9%)
1973 (Sorcha Cusak/Michael Jayston)
4(11.8%)
1983 (Zelah Clarke/Timothy Dalton)
8(23.5%)
1996 (Charlotte Gainsbourg/William Hurt)
3(8.8%)
1997 (Samantha Morton/Ciaran Hinds)
2(5.9%)
2006 (Ruth Wilson/Toby Stephens)
0(0.0%)
Other (see comments)
0(0.0%)
That one with Tuesday Next
1(2.9%)
Jane Eyre killed my mother, you insensitive clod
2(5.9%)
I'm just here for the ticky-boxes
3(8.8%)


Incidentally, the new unabridged reading of Jane Eyre by Emily Woof for SilkSoundBooks is extremely well done, not to mention very reasonably priced. You can hear a sample here.


Because I can't choose just one quote for the day from Jane Eyre, here are several:

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you."

"I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself."

"Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.

"Do you think I am an automaton? ­— a machine without feelings? and can bear to have my morsel of bread snatched from my lips, and my drop of living water dashed from my cup? Do you think, because I am poor, obscure, plain, and little, I am soulless and heartless? You think wrong! — I have as much soul as you — and full as much heart! And if God had gifted me with some beauty and much wealth, I should have made it as hard for you to leave me, as it is now for me to leave you. I am not talking to you now through the medium of custom, conventionalities, nor even of mortal flesh: it is my spirit that addresses your spirit; just as if both had passed through the grave, and we stood at God's feet, equal — as we are!"
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