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I was myself still, without obvious change. Yet where was the Jane Eyre of yesterday? Where were her hopes? Where were her prospects? My hopes were all dead: struck with a subtle doom as in one night fell on all the first-born of Egypt. I looked on my cherished wishes: they lay still, stark corpses that could never revive. I looked at my love: it shivered in my heart like a suffering child in a cold cradle.
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I have seen many versions of Jane Eyre, and this version is at the top of my list. When I get the urge for some terrific acting and a bit of romance, I pop in the videotape and sit back to enjoy. Michael Jayston gives an incredible performance as Mr. Rochester, just amazing. Sorcha Cusack and the rest of the cast turn in equally good performances, but I felt that Jayston was the best Rochester I have ever seen! It is a lengthly production, but the length is needed to tell the story--other productions, 2 hour movies, have not been able to do nearly as good a job. But again, Michael Jayston's masterful performance is the best part of this already first-rate production!
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