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Villette (Penguin Classics)

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"I am only just returned to a sense of real wonder about me, for I have been reading Villette..." —George Eliot

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls’ boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school’s English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Brontë’s last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.

  • Villette draws on Brontë’s own unhappy experience as a governess in Brussels
  • New Introduction examines the novel's social and historical context and argues for its importance as an exploration of imperialism
  • Includes chronology, suggestions for further reading, and explanatory notes

 

Synopsis:

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Bront's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.

Synopsis:

A new edition of Charlotte Bronte's powerful and highly autobiographical novel on loneliness.

About the Author

Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, one of four surviving children of a clergyman. She worked as a governess and teacher and wrote four novels, becoming one of the nineteenth centur‛s greatest novelists.

Helen M. Cooper is associate professor of English at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140434798
Editor:
Cooper, Helen
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Editor:
COOPER, HELEN
Author:
Tanner, Tony
Author:
COOPER, HELEN
Author:
Bronte, Charlotte
Author:
Bront
Author:
Bronta, Charlotte
Author:
Lilly, Mark
Author:
, Charlotte
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
7.87 x 5.21 x 1.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 672 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140434798 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor, Paul Emmanuel. Charlotte Bront's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.
"Synopsis" by , A new edition of Charlotte Bronte's powerful and highly autobiographical novel on loneliness.
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