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Reading Group Guide

1. ?Discuss the character of Lucy Snowe. Do you find her to be an admirable heroine? What qualities do you like in her, or dislike? How do you think you would behave in her circumstances?

2. ?Writing to her publisher, Charlotte Bront? had this to say about Vilette?s protagonist: ?I consider that [Lucy Snowe] is both morbid and weak at times; her character sets up no pretensions to unmixed strength, and anybody living her life would necessarily become morbid.? What do you think of this appraisal? Do her ?unheroic? qualities make her more sympathetic or less?

3. ?Virginia Woolf felt that Villette was Bront??s ?finest novel,? and speaking about Bront?, wrote that ?All her force, and it is the more tremendous for being constricted, goes into the assertion, ?I love,? ?I hate,? ?I suffer.? ? What do you think Woolf means? Do you find this observation interesting, appealing, or moving?

4. ?Why do you think Bront? sets the narrative of Villette in a foreign country?

5. ?Explore the theme of education in Villette: What is the role of education in Lucy Snowe?s own life?

6. ??The conclusion of Villette is famously ambiguous (it was made purposefully so by Bront?). Do you find it a happy ending? A sad one? Discuss.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679409885
Introduction:
Hughes-Hallet, Lucy
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Introduction by:
Hughes-Hallet, Lucy
Introduction:
Hughes-Hallet, Lucy
Author:
Bronte, Charlotte
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
British
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Belgium
Subject:
Women teachers
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
British -- Belgium -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;classic;19th century;classics;novel;victorian;british;literature;romance;england;british literature;belgium;english literature;english;gothic;france;love;1850s;19th century literature;women;charlotte bronte;19th century fiction;boarding school;gov
Edition Description:
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Series Volume:
68
Publication Date:
19920331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.29x5.26x1.50 in. 1.65 lbs.

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