Published on 16 October 1847, Charlotte Bronte_�s Jane Eyre was originally titled Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. The novel earned its author the distinction of being �the first historian of the private consciousness�. Jane Eyre, an orphan, living with her cruel aunt is punished for bullying her cousin and imprisoned in a �red room�.This is the same room where Jane�s uncle had died. Locked in, a young Jane is haunted by her uncle�s screams. Memories of an oppressive upbringing follow her like a shadow even at Lowood Charity School where she finds herself at the mercy of an abusive headmaster. As a governess at Thornfield Hall, Jane falls in love with her mysterious Byronic employer, Edward Rochester. Soon, she discovers a bitter truth about him and his �mad� wife Bertha Mason. After a series of crests and troughs when Jane is ready to embark on yet another unpredictable journey, she is compelled to return to the man she had once abandoned.