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Villette Charlotte Bronte

Villette By Charlotte Bronte

Villette by Charlotte Bronte


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Summary

Modelled on Charlotte Bronte's own experiences as a student and teacher in Brussels, Villette is the sombre but engrossing story of Lucy Snowe, an unmarried Englishwoman making her way in a culture deeply foreign to her. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction by Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky.

Villette Summary

Villette by Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte's contemporary George Eliot wrote of Villette, There is something almost preternatural in its power. The deceptive stillness and security of a girls' school provide the setting for this 1853 novel, Bronte's last. Modelled on Bronte's own experiences as a student and teacher in Brussels, Villette is the sombre but engrossing story of Lucy Snowe, an unmarried Englishwoman making her way in a culture deeply foreign to her. The heroine's relationships with the fiery professor M. Paul, the cool Englishman Dr. John, and the school's powerful headmistress, Madame Beck, are described in her compelling and enigmatic first-person narration.

This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction by Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky. The many contextual documents include contemporary writings on surveillance and espionage, anti-Catholicism, and working women, as well as letters describing Bronte's own time in Brussels.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Charlotte Bronte: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Villette

Appendix A: Bronte and Brussels

  1. Letter from Charlotte Bronte to Emily Bronte, 2 September 1843
  2. Letter from Charlotte Bronte to Constantin Heger, 8 January 1845 (translation)
  3. Letter from Charlotte Bronte to Constantin Heger, 18 November 1845 (translation)

Appendix B: Storms in the Bible

  1. Mark 4: 35-41
  2. Acts 27: 1, 9-16, 18-31, 39-44

Appendix C: Women and Love

  1. From Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Daughters of England (1842)
  2. From Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, Olive (1850)
  3. From Harriet Martineau, Review of Villette. Daily News (3 February 1853)
  4. From William Makepeace Thackeray, letter to Lucy Baxter (11 March 1853)

Appendix D: Women and Work

  1. From Sarah Stickney Ellis, The Women of England (1839)
  2. From Margaret Fuller, Woman in the Nineteenth Century (1845)
  3. Letter from Charlotte Bronte to Ellen Nussey, 24 June 1851
  4. From Harriet Taylor Mill, The Enfranchisement of Women. Westminster Review, July 1851
  5. Letter from Charlotte Bronte to Elizabeth Gaskell, 20 September 1851
  6. From Dinah Maria Mulock Craik, A Woman's Thoughts About Women (1858)

Appendix E: Surveillance and Espionage

  1. The Post Office Espionage Case, 1844-45
    1. Opening Letters at the Post Office. Hansard: House of Lords, 17 June 1844
    2. Alleged Post-Office Espionage, The Times, 25 June 1844
    3. The Times, 7 August 1844
    4. The Times, 5 June 1845
  2. From Reflections Suggested by the Career of the Late Premier. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,January 1847
  3. From Charlotte Bronte, The Professor (1857)
  4. From Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Aurora Floyd (1863)

Appendix F: Anti-Catholicism in England

  1. From Patrick Bronte, The Maid of Killarney; or Albion and Flora: A Modern Tale; In Which Are Interwoven someCursory Remarks on Religion and Politics (1818)
  2. From Maria Monk, Awful Disclosures of Maria Monk, as Exhibited in a Narrative of her Sufferings during a residence of five years as a novice, two as a black nun in the Hotel DieuNunnery at Montreal (1836)
  3. From Thomas De Quincey, Maynooth. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, May 1845
  4. From Charles Neaves, Priests, Women and Families. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, May 1845
  5. Papal Aggression
    1. From Nicholas Wiseman, Archbishop of Westminster. A Pastoral Letter, From Outside the Flaminian Gate, 7October 1850
    2. The Times, 14 October 1850

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Additional information

GOR012367561
9781551114613
1551114615
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Used - Like New
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
20051216
648
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