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Villette Charlotte Bronte

Villette By Charlotte Bronte

Villette by Charlotte Bronte


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Summary

Read this beautiful, romantic feminist classic from the author of Jane Eyre.

When Lucy Snowe leaves England to look for a new life on the Continent she has no idea what lies in store for her.

Villette Summary

Villette by Charlotte Bronte

Read this beautiful, romantic feminist classic from the author of Jane Eyre.

When Lucy Snowe leaves England to look for a new life on the Continent she has no idea what lies in store for her. This quiet, lonely girl must learn quickly when she finds herself teaching in a foreign school, with no friends or family to rely on. However, it's not long before figures from Lucy's past appear and she becomes involved in dilemmas which inspire new and passionate feelings in her.

'I am only just returned to a sense of the real world about me, for I have been reading Villette ... There is something preternatural about its power' George Eliot

Villette Reviews

Weird and wonderful * Guardian *
So original, so transgressive in its content and so startlingly unorthodox in its form, that its 19th-century readers were dumbfounded by it...a visionary description of psychic life ...a subtle and dazzlingly inventive exploration of areas of consciousness never mapped in fiction before, and seldom since * Sunday Times *
Villette has always been the most heart-squeezing of the Bronte novels...a perfect study of quiet desperation...a rich novel * Sunday Express *
A novel with an unconscious mind. The deeper you dig, the more disturbing it becomes -- Lucasta Miller * Independent *
Charlotte Bronte's most profound achievement * Independent *

About Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte was born on 21 April 1816. Her father was curate of Haworth, Yorkshire and her mother died when she was five years old, leaving five daughters and one son. In 1824 Charlotte, Maria, Elizabeth, and Emily were sent to Cowan Bridge, a school for clergymen's daughters, where Maria and Elizabeth both caught tuberculosis and died. The children were taught at home from this point on and together they created vivid fantasy worlds which they explored in their writing. Charlotte worked as a teacher from 1835 to 1838 and then as a governess. In 1846, along with Emily and Anne, Charlotte published Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. After this Emily wrote Wuthering Heights, Anne wrote Agnes Grey and Charlotte wrote The Professor. Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey were both published but Charlotte's novel was initially rejected. In 1847 Jane Eyre became her first published novel and met with immediate success. Between 1848 and 1849 Charlotte lost her remaining siblings: Emily, Branwell and Anne. She published Shirley in 1849, Villette in 1853 and in 1854 she married the Revd. Arthur Bell Nicholls. She died the next year, on 31 March 1855.

Additional information

GOR001698211
9780099529927
0099529920
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
20090604
672
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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