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Mr. Rochester / Sarah Shoemaker.
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- Language: English
- Publication Information: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
- Publication Date: 2017
- Physical Description: 453 pages ; 24 cm
- Publication Type: Book
- Document Type: Novels
- Subject Terms: Eyre, Jane (Fictitious character) -- Fiction; Governesses -- Fiction; Fathers and daughters -- Fiction; Mentally ill women -- Fiction; Charity-schools -- Fiction; Married people -- Fiction; Country homes -- Fiction; Young women -- Fiction; Orphans -- Fiction; FICTION -- Literary; FICTION -- Romance -- Historical; Bildungsromans; Love stories; FICTION -- Historical; Charity-schools; Country homes; Fathers and daughters; Governesses; Married people; Mentally ill women; Orphans; Young women; Fiction; Parodies, imitations, etc; Romance fiction
- Subject Terms: England -- Fiction; England
- Subject Terms: Rochester, Edward (Fictitious character) -- Fiction; Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855
Booklist Reviews 2017 April #2
Shoemaker gives Jane Eyre's Mr. Rochester a book of his own. There are hints of Jane's early life in his; both are lonely children, although their circumstances are much different. Rochester loses his mother early and, as a second son, follows a path laid out for him by his autocratic and largely absent father, from private tutoring to an apprenticeship at a counting house to college at Cambridge and then, at age 18, to Jamaica. Then come his disastrous marriage; his return to England, mad wife in tow, when he inherits Thornfield; and his dissipations in Paris, until, finally, Jane comes into his life. Readers will not find the brooding and tortured Rochester who is such a force in Jane Eyre; in these pages, he is a bit of a dull dog. It's interesting to see, nevertheless, how Shoemaker constructs a biography from the information provided in Brontë's novel and also to see the events familiar from that novel through his point of view. Recommend this to anyone eager for another take on Jane Eyre. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.
PW Reviews 2017 March #3
In this work of historical fiction, Shoemaker depicts the private life of Mr. Rochester from Charlotte Brontë's