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Villette

Written by Charlotte Bronte

Villette
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Category: Fiction - Literary
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: April 2009
Price: $11.95
Can. Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-45556-7 (0-307-45556-4)
Pages: 672
Also available as an eBook, eBook, hardcover, paperback and a trade paperback.



 
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



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), a poor clergyman's daughter from Yorkshire, England, worked as a teacher and governess before her publication of Jane Eyre won her instant fame. She went on to produce three more novels before dying at the age of thirty-eight.





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