Jane Eyre survives a lonely and loveless childhood at her aunt's house. When she is sent away to school, although she receives an education, her existence is still a cold and solitary one. She dreams of living a more fulfilling life, where she is treated with dignity and respect. Then she finds work as a governess, and meets the enigmatic Mr Rochester. Has Jane at last met someone who can give her love an treat her as an equal? or will Mr Rochester's mysterious past come back to darken their love?