Sherri Browning Erwin
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" READER, I BURIED HIM . "
A timeless tale of love, devotion . . . and the undead.
Jane Slayre, our plucky demon-slaying heroine, a courageous orphan who spurns the detestable vampyre kin who raised her, sets out on the advice of her ghostly uncle to hone her skills as the fearless slayer she's meant to be. When she takes a job as a governess at a country estate, she falls head-over-heels for her new master, Mr. Rochester, only to discover he's hiding a violent werewolf in the attic--in the form of his first wife. Can a menagerie of bloodthirsty, flesh-eating, savage creatures-of-the-night keep a swashbuckling nineteenth-century lady from the gentleman she intends to marry? Vampyres, zombies, and werewolves transform Charlotte Brontë's unforgettable masterpiece into an eerie paranormal adventure that will delight and terrify.
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wife? No!" "But you need not be a missionary. You might relinquish that scheme. There are plenty of vampyres in England to pursue. Until we have eradicated them here, there is no need, perhaps, to seek them abroad. And as for preaching, you are an excellent clergyman. Morton embraces you. You need go no further." "Relinquish! My vocation? My great work? My hopes of being numbered in the band who have merged all ambitions in the glorious one of bettering their race--of carrying knowledge into the
As for the vacations, she will, with your permission, spend them always at Lowood." "Your decisions are perfectly judicious, madam," returned Mr. Bokorhurst. "Humility is a Christian grace, and one peculiarly appropriate to the pupils of Lowood. Only the other day I had a pleasing proof of my success. My second daughter, Augusta, went with her mama to visit the school, and on her return she exclaimed, 'Oh, dear papa, how quiet and plain all the girls at Lowood look, with their hair combed behind
I had a right to break the compact." Do you think he's justified, or is he just another Englishman looking to unload his stroppy cow of a wife? Is it significant that Bertha becomes increasingly difficult at the full moon? Do you think Rochester is compassionate to care for Bertha, albeit secretly, or is her confinement crueler than simply killing her, as Jane would have done? 10. In this novel, killing is a kindness more often than it's a sin. What makes it so in Jane's mind? Do you think
The little one with black hair is Miss Scatcherd. She teaches history and grammar and hears the second class's repetitions. And the older one who wears a shawl is Madame Pierrot. She comes from Lisle, in France, and she teaches French." "Do you like the teachers? The little black-haired one?" "Miss Scatcherd is hasty--you must take care not to offend her." "But Miss Temple is the best--isn't she?" "Miss Temple is very good and very clever; she is above the rest because she knows far more
She sat on a little footstool in the drawing room and took utmost care in arranging her skirts so as to avoid creasing the satin. I retired to the window seat with a book to keep me occupied. I imagined I would largely escape notice. Still, I wore my best dress, the silver-grey one, purchased for Miss Temple's wedding. My hair was smoothed. My sole adornment, as usual, was the pearl brooch. The room looked lovely. A large fire burned and wax candles dotted the marble mantelpiece and shone on