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Villette Charlotte Bronte

Villette By Charlotte Bronte

Villette by Charlotte Bronte


$17.19
Condition - Very Good
5 in stock

Summary

Based in part on Charlotte Bronte's experience in Brussels ten years earlier, Villette (1853) is an exploration of a woman's response to the challenge of a constricting social environment. It uses powerful imagery and comedy - ironic or exuberant - in the service of a sombre vision.

Villette Summary

Villette by Charlotte Bronte

'I am only just returned to a sense of the real world about me, for I have been reading Villette, a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre.' George Eliot Lucy Snowe, in flight from an unhappy past, leaves England and finds work as a teacher in Madame Beck's school in 'Villette'. Strongly drawn to the fiery autocratic schoolmaster Monsieur Paul Emanuel, Lucy is compelled by Madame Beck's jealous interference to assert her right to love and be loved. Based in part on Charlotte Bronte's experience in Brussels ten years earlier, Villette (1853) is a cogent and dramatic exploration of a woman's response to the challenge of a constricting social environment. Its deployment of imagery comparable in power to that of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, and its use of comedyDSironic or exuberantDSin the service of an ultimately sombre vision, make Villette especially appealing to the modern reader.

Additional information

GOR001391533
9780192839640
0192839640
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
20001102
600
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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