When `Jane Eyre` was first published in 1847, it became an instant bestseller, so popular that the publisher commissioned a second printing in just three months. Fiery passion, shocking secrets, and a compelling, vulnerable heroine in peril have made `Jane Eyre` an enduring favorite. When Jane becomes governess at gloomy Thornfield Hall, she falls deeply in love with the brooding, tormented Edward Rochester--and he with her. But soon Jane realizes that the house holds terrifying mysteries. What is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will their smoldering relationship survive--or will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled? The story of a young girl--plain, poor, and alone--who endures abuse, abandonment, and ridicule only to become a loving, compassionate young woman of great moral character remains Charlotte Bronte's greatest achievement.