Jane Eyre, one of the most widely read English novels, has extraordinary emotional and narrative power. It introduces a new type of hero and heroine with an unconventional love story. Jane, a penniless orphan who survives the miseries of a charitable school, is employed at Thornfield Hall as a governess to Mr. Rochester's ward, Adèle. Rochester is fascinated by Jane Eyre's sharp wit and independence, and they fall in love. But overwhelming obstacles stand in the way of their marriage.