A lonely childhood and harsh school are behind Jane Eyre when she accepts the position of governess at Thornfield Hall. When she falls in love with her employer, the temperamental but charming Mr. Rochester, happiness seems within her grasp. However, a terrible secret drives them apart. The hope of her romance destroyed, Jane must start her life anew, and events she does not anticipate usher in the arresting conclusion to this touching story. Charlotte Bronte's dauntless Jane Eyre is one the best loved heroines in English literature. The book has gained the attention of readers and critics alike since its first appearance in 1847. This edition is complete and unabridged.