Villette (Paperback)

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Description


Charlotte Bronte's final masterpiece powerfully portrays a woman struggling to reconcile love, jealousy, and a fierce desire for independence.
Having fled a harrowing past in England, Lucy Snowe begins a new life teaching at a boarding school in the great capital of a foreign country. There, as she tries to achieve independence from both outer necessity and inward grief, she finds that her feelings for a worldly doctor and a dictatorial professor threaten her hard-won self-possession. Published in 1853, Charlotte Bronte's last novel was written in the wake of her grief at the death of her siblings. It has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, "Jane Eyre," as well as a striking modernity of psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness.

About the Author


Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) was from an English family that produced three novelists: herself, Emily, and Anne. Besides Jane Eyre, her best known work is Wuthering Heights, also available from Brilliance Audio.

Praise For…


"Brontë’s finest novel."
—Virginia Woolf

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307455567
ISBN-10: 0307455564
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Publication Date: April 7th, 2009
Pages: 657
Language: English