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The Memoirs of Edward Rochester: Imagine Jane Eyre Was Written by Edward Rochester

2.91  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This is the missing story from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre Understand the mind of Mr. Edward Rochester and learn what he is thinking. What is it that motivates him to want Jane as his wife? With extra scenes and many original scenes from the book revisited, you will see the epic story of Jane Eyre in a new way. Why did Jane have such an effect on Mr. Rochester? How does M ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published November 3rd 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published October 26th 2011)
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Sheila Majczan
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

While the author admits using much of Charlotte Brontë's words for discussions between Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre he does add a sentence here or there to add clarity from Mr. Rochester's POV, to his reasons behind his actions and his emotional responses in this story.

However Jane does not enter the story for almost half of the book. I have a quibble with how the book is presented. The author in using Rochester's POV states, “I first considered writing these memoirs when I married Mrs.
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Rebecca
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beyond-awful
A horrible injustice to the rich legacy of Jane Eyre. Edward Rochester is a brooding, haunted, charismatic, mysterious man, not a whiny spoiled brat who kicks his dog, owns slaves, insults his servants and neighbors, and considers marrying rich bitch, Blanche Ingram.

The Edward Rochester in this novel is completely unsuitable for Jane Eyre. The man portrayed here would turn a great gothic novel into a melodramatic horror story. Ken Jones is such an amateur he doesn't even get the dates right. He
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Robazizo
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: jane-eyre
Not good. Edward seems vapid and is unrecognisable at times (for example: can you see Bronte's EFR kicking Pilot? Repeatedly? Or seriously contemplating marrying Blanche?), dates and facts are wrong quite often and the editing is horrible (spelling mistakes and switches between past and present tense). As a big fan of the original Jane Eyre I couldn't enjoy this one. Read Jane Eyre's Husband - The Life of Edward Rochester instead. It's very obvious that book is about the same Edward CB is writin ...more
Yulande Lindsay
Feb 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
A pollution of the eyes. That is the best way to describe this book which claims to tell the story of Edward Rochester from the classic Jane Eyre. Just dreadful. The writing was execrable, the language anachronistic, the historic details...wait WHAT historical details? He turned the marvelously brooding, interestingly flawed character of Rochester into a whining spoilt brat. If you have this on your waiting list, BURN IT!
Hyowon
Mar 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Having read Jane Eyre a few times before, this one was such an interesting read that showed a different angle to the whole story - Edward Rochester's point of view. I hadn't expected great quality of writing, but it was a pleasant surprise as I found it was in a very similar style and tone as the original Jane Eyre and could be considered a nice addition, nice side-story of it. Much less wieldy and much more to the point and picking mostly the important or crucial scenes, this is quite an excell ...more
Jo Anne
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
interesting take on the other side of Jane Eyre
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