版本一： 孤儿简·爱从小寄居在舅母家，受尽舅妈极其表弟的折磨，后被送往由布洛克赫斯特先生所开的教会学校。在学校里，简·爱仍遭歧视，但她认识了同学海伦，第一次感受到友情的温暖。海伦却因违抗布洛克赫斯特先生遭受惩罚染病去世。孤独的简·爱（琼·芳登 Joan Fontaine...更多>
[narrating] My name is Jane Eyre... I was born in 1820, a harsh time of change in England. Money and position seemed all that mattered. Charity was a cold and disagreeable word. Religion too often wore a mask of bigotry and cruelty. There was no proper place for the poor or the unfortunate. I had no father or mother, brother or sister. As a child I lived with my aunt, Mrs. Reed of Gateshead Hall. I do not remember that she ever spoke one kind word to me.
[narrating] As the months went past, he came to see the light once more as well as to feel its warmth; to see first the glory of the sun, and then the mild splendour of the moon, and at last the evening star. And then one day, when our firstborn was put into his arms, he could see that the boy had inherited his own eyes as they once were... large, brilliant and black.