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Villette (Bantam Classic)

Bronte, Charlotte

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ISBN 10: 0553212435 / ISBN 13: 9780553212433
Verlag: Bantam Classics, 1986
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Titel: Villette (Bantam Classic)

Verlag: Bantam Classics

Erscheinungsdatum: 1986

Einband: Mass Market Paperback

Zustand:Very Good

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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.

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Charlotte Brontë's contemporary George Eliot wrote of Villette, "There is something almost preternatural in its power." The deceptive stillness and security of a girls? school provide the setting for this 1853 novel, Brontë?s last. Modelled on Brontë?s own experiences as a student and teacher in Brussels, Villette is the sombre but engrossing story of Lucy Snowe, an unmarried Englishwoman making her way in a culture deeply foreign to her. The heroine?s relationships with the fiery professor M. Paul, the cool Englishman Dr. John, and the school?s powerful headmistress, Madame Beck, are described in her compelling and enigmatic first-person narration. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction by Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky. The many contextual documents include contemporary writings on surveillance and espionage, anti-Catholicism, and working women, as well as letters describing Brontë?s own time in Brussels.

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