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Villette

Charlotte Brontë - Author

Helen Cooper - Editor

Helen Cooper - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140434798 | 672 pages | 28 Dec 2004 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A new edition of Charlotte Bronte, a powerful and highly autobiographical novel

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. Charlotte Brontë’s last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.

I am only just returned to a sense of real wonder about me, for I have been reading Villette... (George Eliot)