Villette

Villette

by Charlotte Brontë
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Villette by Charlotte Brontë

With her final novel, Villette, Charlotte Bronte reached the height of her artistic power. First published in 1853, Villette is Bronte's most accomplished and deeply felt work, eclipsing even Jane Eyre in critical acclaim. Her narrator, the autobiographical Lucy Snowe, flees England and a tragic past to become an instructor in a French boarding school in the town of Villette. There, she unexpectedly confronts her feelings of love and longing as she witnesses the fitful romance between Dr. John, a handsome young Englishman, and Ginerva Fanshawe, a beautiful coquetter. This first pain brings others, and with them comes the heartache Lucy has tried so long to escape. Yet in spite of adversity and disappointment, Lucy Snowe survives to recount the unstinting vision of a turbulent life's journey—a journey that is one of the most insightful fictional studies of a woman's consciousness in English literature.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940018210542
Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co.
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 370 KB

About the Author

Charlotte Bronte nació en 1816 en Thronton (Yorkshire), tercera hija de Patrick Brontë y Maria Branwell. En 1820 el padre fue nombrado vicario perpetuo de la pequeña aldea de Haworth, en los páramos de Yorkshire, y allí pasaría Charlotte casi toda su vida. Huérfanos de madre a muy corta edad, los cinco hermanos Brontë fueron educados por una tía. En 1824, Charlotte, junto con sus hermanas Emily, Elizabeth y Maria, acudió a una escuela para hijas de clérigos; Elizabeth y Maria murieron ese mismo año, y Charlotte siempre lo atribuyó a las malas condiciones del internado. Es-tudiaría posteriormente un año en una escuela privada, donde ejerció asimismo como maestra; fue luego institutriz, y maestra de nuevo en un pen-sionado de Bruselas, donde en 1842 estuvo interna con Emily. De vuelta a Haworth, en 1846 consiguió publicar un volumen de Poesías con sus hermanas Emily y Anne, con el pseudónimo, respectivamente, de Currer, Ellis y Acton Bell. Su primera novela, El profesor (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XLIV), no encontró editor, y no sería publicada hasta 1857. Pero, como Currer Bell, publicó con éxito Jane Eyre (1847; ALBA CLÁSICA MAIOR núm. IV). En 1848, mientras morían a su alrededor Emily y Anne y su hermano Branwell, escribió Shirley (ALBA CLÁSICA núm. XXX), que sería publicada al año siguiente. Su última novela fue Villette (1853). Charlotte se casó con el reverendo A. B. Nicholls un año antes de morir en 1855.

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Villette 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many typos and is only a third of the actual book. Passages appear missing which explains why the story was not making sense.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is dropped in his mother runs away. He is 3 minutes old.
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((Yup)) iceshatter padded in, dipping a paw into the water. Seeing that the water was a pleasent warm, she dove in without second thought, letting her thoughts dissolve into the water.
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Numerous typographical errors, random paragraph breaks, and strange symbols inserted. I guess you get what you pay for.
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