Villette (Hardcover)

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By Charlotte Bronte, Lucy Hughes-Hallett (Introduction by)
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Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte Brontë's last novel, published in 1853, has a dramatic force comparable to that of her other masterpiece, Jane Eyre, as well as strikingly modern psychological insight and a revolutionary understanding of human loneliness. With an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallet.

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About the Author

Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855), a poor clergyman’s daughter from Yorkshire, England, worked as a teacher and governess before her publication of Jane Eyre won her instant fame. She went on to produce three more novels before dying at the age of thirty-eight.

Praise For…

"Brontë’s finest novel."
--Virginia Woolf
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679409885
ISBN-10: 0679409882
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: March 10th, 1992
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics