Lyndsay Faye’s Jane Steele Novel Inspired By Jane Eyre
Lyndsay Faye, author of the novel Jane Steele, is today’s guest at 12:30 p.m. CST on KAZI Book Review on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin. The inspiration for Lyndsay Faye’s new novel Jane Steele, is the Classic 1847 English novel Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte. What makes Jane Steele so fascinating is her novels protagonist has read Jane Eyre and is inspired by it, but has lived a life in 1840s England that subverts the expectations of a gentile, woman protagonist.
As I have learned fro reading 3 previous Lyndsay Faye novels, bringing light to the history and social justice issues in the mid 1800s is in her wheelhouse, and with Jane Steele she does not disappoint. Whether she schools us on the Anglo-Sikk War in the late 1840s and the limited rights of women of the time, she makes learning history as entertaining as an HBO miniseries.
Lyndsay Faye is the author of four novels including the Timothy Wilde Trilogy, an actress, and a lover of all things Sherlocke Holmes.