Jane Eyre ★★★★½
Under the Volcano ★★★
Wuthering Heights ★★★
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter ★★★★
Madame Bovary ★★★½
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ★★★½
A Passage to India ★★★½
One Hundred Years of Solitude ★★★½
Absalom, Absalom! ★★★½
The French Lieutenant's Woman ★★★★
Favorite: Jane Eyre
Least Favorite: Wuthering Heights
Best Hero/Heroine: Jane Eyre
Most Villainous: Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights
Most interesting/Complex character: Sarah also known as Tragedy also known as The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Best Quotation: Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not. From A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
I had a hard time picking one, so two runners up:
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. Opening line from One-Hundred Years of Solitude.
Mrs. Poulteney believed in a God that had never existed; and Sarah knew a God that did. From The French Lieutenant’s Woman
Best Subtitle: No subtitles in this group
Best film adaptation: Right now Jane Eyre, but it may change to The French Lieutenant’s Woman. I haven’t seen the 1981 film adaptation yet, but if the reviews and award nominations are correct, that may be the best film adaptation from this group.
Worst film adaptation: None of them were terrible, so I’ll got with Wuthering Heights. A bit surprising since it stars the Greatest Actor of All Time, according to some, Laurence Olivier. But the film, not so much.