Villette by Charlotte Bronte


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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Customer Reviews of Villette


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