I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.' Meek, measured, but determined, Jane Eyre is a child born into unfortunate circumstances. Orphaned, mistreated by her cruel aunt and eventually sent away to boarding school, it is not until she becomes a governess at the grand and imposing Thornfield Hall that Jane begins to find happiness, becoming powerfully drawn to Mr Rochester, her brooding and stormy master. But strange and unnerving events have been occurring at Thornfield, and the demons of Rochester�s past threaten to shatter everything Jane has grown to hold dear. Originally published in 1847 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Jane Eyre is Charlotte Bront�s best-known novel, a gothic masterpiece of character and emotion.