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Written by Charlotte BronteAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Charlotte Bronte

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: April 7, 2009
  • Price: $11.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-45556-7 (0-307-45556-4)
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Charlotte Brontë'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 Brontë'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.

"Brontë’s finest novel." —Virginia Woolf