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   Villette
by Charlotte Bronte
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Category: Fiction Classics
Code: 3728 |  ISBN: 0553212435 |  496 pp. |  Publication Date: 1986
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Format: Mass Market
About this book
With her final novel, Villette, Charlotte Bronte reached the height of her artistic power. First published in 1853, Villette is Brontes most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim. Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, flees England and a tragic past to become an instructor in a French boarding school in the town of Villette. There, she unexpectedly confronts her feelings of love and longing as she witnesses the fitful romance between Dr. John, a handsome young Englishman, and Ginerva Fanshawe, a beautiful coquetter. This first pain brings others, and with them comes the heartache Lucy has tried so long to escape. Yet in spite of adversity and disappointment, Lucy Snowe survives to recount the unstinting vision of a turbulent lifes journey? a journey that is one of the most insightful fictional studies of a womans consciousness in English literature.

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