Villette (Annotated with Critical Essay and Biography)by Charlotte Bronte
The protagonist of the novel is Lucy Snowe, a passive and secretive young lady of fourteen. When the novel
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Villette by Charlotte BrontÎ was published in 1853. Aspects of the novel are based on BrontÎís own experiences while living in Brussels (she lived there briefly with her sister, Emily, in 1842, and then again by herself in 1843- 1844).
The protagonist of the novel is Lucy Snowe, a passive and secretive young lady of fourteen. When the novel begins, Lucy is watching Mrs. Bretton (her godmother) and Mrs. Brettonís son, Graham, with a young visitor named Paulina. Paulina, or Polly as she is more commonly called, is taken away by her father, and Lucy leaves soon after that.
This edition is annotated with a critical essay and biography about the life and times of the Bronte family.
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the first 1/3 of the book and the last 1/3 of the book is very very good. the middle however is labouriously long/unecessary and difficult to read simply because it is too boring. this book took too long to read. it would get really good and exciting then delve into a long section of boring narrative.
For those reading reviews in order to decide weather or not to read this book, notice that almost every poor rating comes with the comments that the reader did not even finish the book lol. If you don't actually finish the book, you should not be reviewing it! This is a fabulous book, but not a light read. The character development takes time, and you have to be willing to actually read through it! It will stay with you forever. I love Lucy Snowe, and it is possible my favorite book. I've read it enough times to have worn out 2 copies, and that's what brought me here...looking for a third. I do suggest the Penguin version though. The french translations are infinitly superior to others I have read.