JANE EYRE Reading List

June 13, 2017
Natalie Hulla
Still mesmerized by Polly Teale’s stage adaptation of Jane Eyre? We’ve compiled a list of books for your consideration in case you can’t get enough of Charlotte Brontë’s sweeping romance, Gothic landscape and psychological drama.

The Brontë Sisters

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë by Emily Brontë
The Professor by Charlotte Brontë
Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
The Tenant of Wildfell by Anne Brontë
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Must-Read Classics

Middlemarch by George Eliot
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
Persuasion by Jane Austen
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell

Victorian Gothic Literature

Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott
The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Jane Revisited (1960-today)

The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart
Jane by April Lindner
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell
Nelly Dean: A Return to Wuthering Heights by Alison Case
Reader, I Married Him by Tracy Chevalier
A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

To learn more about the Playhouse production of Jane Eyre, visit the production detail page.
Photo of the cast of Jane Eyre by Mikki Schaffner.