Villette

byCharlotte BronteEditorHelen CooperIntroduction byHelen Cooper

June 7, 2016|
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
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In time for the 200th anniversary of her birth, a Penguin Hardcover Classics edition of the book many believe to be Charlotte Brontë''s crowning achievement

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. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Brontë''s last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love. 

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) was born in Yorkshire. As a child, she was sent to boarding school, where two of her sisters died; she was subsequently educated at home with her younger siblings, Emily, Branwell, and Anne. As an adult, Charlotte worked as a governess and taught in a school in Brussels. Jane Eyre was first ...
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Title:VilletteFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:672 pages, 8.05 X 5.48 X 1.6 inShipping dimensions:672 pages, 8.05 X 5.48 X 1.6 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241198968

ISBN - 13:9780241198964

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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