Villette (Hardcover)

By Charlotte Bronte, Lucy Hughes-Hallet (Introduction by)
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Description


Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte Brontë's last novel, published in 1853, has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as well as strikingly modern psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness. With an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallet.

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About the Author


The eldest of the three Bront? sisters, Charlotte is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, which was published under the pseudonym Currer Bell. Bront?'s works were revolutionary for their time, reflecting a truthfulness about love and relationships that was not common in Victorian-era England. While Jane Eyre was, and continues to be, her most popular work, Charlotte Bront? published numerous works during her short life, including juvenilia, poetry, and the novels Shirley and Villette. Charlotte Bront? died in 1855, outliving both of her sisters, Anne and Emily. Collectively, the Bront? sisters' novels are considered literary standards that continue to influence modern writers.

Praise For…


"Brontë’s finest novel."
--Virginia Woolf

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679409885
ISBN-10: 0679409882
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: March 10th, 1992
Pages: 256
Language: English