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Villette (Modern Library Classics)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375758508
Introduction:
Byatt, A. S.
Introduction:
Lutz, Deborah
Introduction by:
BYATT, A.S.
Introduction by:
Sodre, Ignes
Introduction:
Sodre, Ignes
Introduction:
BYATT, A.S.
Author:
Bronte, Charlotte
Author:
Charlotte Bront?
Author:
BYATT, A.S.
Author:
Sodre, Ignes
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Women teachers
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Brussels
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
106-843
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1.37 in 1.075 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Thought by many to be Bronte's true masterpiece, "Villette" prompted these words from George Eliot - "It is a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre. There is something almost preturnatural in its power." This new and definitive edition follows the 1853 edition revised by Bronte herself.
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