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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307455564
ISBN-13: 9780307455567
Sku: 208894161
Publish Date: 4/7/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1.25T
Pages:  657
Age Range:  NA
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My godmother lived in a handsome house in the clean and ancient town of Bretton. (from the first line)
First published in 1853, "Villette" is Bronte''s most accomplished and deeply felt work. Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, recounts a turbulent life''s journey--a journey that is one of the most insightful fictional studies of a woman''s consciousness in English literature.
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Fleeing a tragic past, Lucy Snowe leaves her home in England to pursue a career as a teacher at a girls' boarding school on the Continent, in this classic romantic novel that captures the narrator's ability to transform her mundane daily existence into the extraordinary. Reprint.
Charlotte Bront's last novel--a highly autobiographical one--tells the story of Lucy Snowe, a cold young woman who becomes a teacher at a school for girls in Brussels, where she falls in love with a fellow teacher, M. Paul Emmanuel. The plot parallels a situation in Bront's own life, when she studied in Brussels in the 1840s and became involved in a mostly one-sided romance with a professor. Her father requested a happy ending to the story, but the best she could do was to supply a somewhat ambiguous one that has provided a puzzle for Bront scholars since the book was published.
Author Bio
Charlotte Bronte
Best known for her Gothic masterpiece JANE EYRE, Charlotte Bronte grew up in Yorkshire, England with her literary sisters, Anne and Emily, and her brother Branwell. Their childhood at the Haworth parsonage (where their father was the parson) was marked by imaginative play--stagings of dramas, stories, and other creative work, often using a set of wooden soldiers. In THE PROFESSOR, she draws on her painful experiences in Brussels, where she experienced unrequited love for her employer. A shy, solitary woman who longed for love, Bronte married late in life and died in childbirth.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0657
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Classics
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