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Villette (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Charlotte Bront 0199536651 9780199536658
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Villette (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Charlotte Bront

I am only just returned to a sense of the real world about me, for I have been reading Villette, a still more wonderful book than Jane Eyre. George Eliot Lucy Snowe, in flight from an unhappy past, leaves England and finds work as a teacher in Madame Becks school in Villette. Strongly drawn to the fiery autocratic schoolmaster Monsieur Paul Emanuel, Lucy is compelled by Madame Becks jealous interference to assert her right to love and be loved. Based in part on Charlotte Brontes experience in Brussels ten years earlier, Villette (1853) is a cogent and dramatic exploration of a womans response to the challenge of a constricting social environment. Its deployment of imagery comparable in power to that of Emily Brontes Wuthering Heights,and its use of comedyDSironic or exuberantDSin the service of an ultimately sombre vision, make Villette especially appealing to the modern reader.

Author: Charlotte Bront

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 538

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2008-06-15

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