Villette by Charlotte Bronte

Villette

byCharlotte Bronte

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2007

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Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte Brontë's last novel, published in 1853, has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as well as strikingly modern psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness. With an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallet.

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Title:VilletteFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553903993

ISBN - 13:9780553903997

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good!!! Another great read by Charlotte. She never ceases to spark my imagination or interests. Well written.
Date published: 2018-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Villette by Charlotte Brontë, Jerome Beaty Charlotte Bronte explores the psychological implications of being an outsider. The anguish, the dashing of hope, the moments of despair, and yet the haunting specter of expectations keep Lucy attempting to achieve a life filled with love and happiness. She does, as the novel concludes, get an opportunity to fulfill her dreams and gain not only independence but a chance at love. “His mind was indeed my library, and whenever it was opened to me, I entered bliss.” I have read that other reviewers felt the novel ended abruptly, and I too wanted more than just the sliver of explanation that was given at the end of the novel, but I think that has more to do with the way we feel about Lucy Snowe than it does about disappointment in Charlotte Bronte's plotting. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Villette by Charlotte Brontë, Jerome Beaty Charlotte Bronte explores the psychological implications of being an outsider. The anguish, the dashing of hope, the moments of despair, and yet the haunting specter of expectations keep Lucy attempting to achieve a life filled with love and happiness. She does, as the novel concludes, get an opportunity to fulfill her dreams and gain not only independence but a chance at love. “His mind was indeed my library, and whenever it was opened to me, I entered bliss.” I have read that other reviewers felt the novel ended abruptly, and I too wanted more than just the sliver of explanation that was given at the end of the novel, but I think that has more to do with the way we feel about Lucy Snowe than it does about disappointment in Charlotte Bronte's plotting. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This books is a sadly overlooked bronte novel. A must read
Date published: 2016-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful! Sadly overshadowed by the more popular Jane Eyre, I found this book so absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking! There's nothing more poignant than lucy snowe saying , "goodnight dr. john you are good you are beautiful but you are not mine." love it!
Date published: 2008-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from an absolute favourite Often overshadowed by Jane Eyre, Villette tells the story of Lucy Snowe: a young woman torn between two men and repressed by the boundaries placed upon a Victorian woman. This is a moving and brilliantly spun story about love, loss and emancipation in a restrictive society. It will still your heart and keep it for a long long time
Date published: 2004-12-18