Rivetingly retold for today's readers, Charlotte Brontë's classic story of thwarted love and dark secrets remains as fresh and exciting as the day it was first written. Jane Eyre is a poor orphan who has no one to protect her from bullying relations and school masters. Determined to change her luck, she becomes a governess and settles happily into a new life at Thornfield Hall. Before long, Jane realizes Thornfield and its owner, Mr. Rochester, are hiding secrets from her. Whose menacing laugh does she keep hearing? How did the fire start that almost cost Mr. Rochester his life? And why are there screams in the night?