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Britain: Guide explores 'Jane Eyre' country as new film prepares to open

March 01, 2011|By Susan James | Special to the Los Angeles Times
  • Mia Wasikowska stars as Jane Eyre.
Mia Wasikowska stars as Jane Eyre. (Focus Features. )

Marking the March 11 opening of the new film adaptation of "Jane Eyre" from the novel by Charlotte Bronte, VisitBritain has created a free Jane Eyre/Bronte Country destination pocket guide.

"Jane Eyre," which was published in 1847, tells the story of a young orphan who suffers injustices, grows into a young woman of strong moral character and eventually weds her true love. It has been made into numerous movies and TV miniseries, including a 1910 silent film and a 1996 big-screen version starring Anna Paquin, William Hurt, Joan Plowright and Geraldine Chaplin.

The VisitBritain guide, which contains suggested itineraries and tips on following in the footsteps of the Bronte sisters (Emily wrote "Wuthering Heights") and their famous characters,  is available at selected Barnes & Noble bookstores or by mail through travelinfo@visitbritain.org. Or it can be downloaded  online from VisitBritain’s special website

Besides the downloadable brochure, the website also contains the movie trailer, starring Mia Wasikowska ("Alice in Wonderland") and Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), behind-the-scenes information about film locations, maps, hotel suggestions and a calendar of upcoming Bronte-themed events. 

To learn more about the film, go to www.JaneEyreTheMovie.com.

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