Jane Eyre by Paula Rego


Bertha and Jane are two sides to the same woman. She can set            fire to things.

– Paula Rego in The Observer, interviewed by Kate Kellaway, 2002

Having posted a selection of unlikely book covers interpreting Jane Eyre not long ago, here is the antidote. It’s a selection of lithographs by Paula Rego used for a set of stamps in 2005. There can be no complaints about airbrushing the story here…


2 thoughts on “Jane Eyre by Paula Rego

  1. How wonderful are those stamps. I’ve never read Jane Eyre but Paula Rego’s illustrations are enough to make me go to my local library and get a copy. I wonder which cover they have there though…

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