Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
Villette by Charlotte Bronte
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Villette by Charlotte Bronte

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'That evening more firmly than ever fastened into my soul the conviction that Fate was of stone, and Hope a false idol - blind, bloodless, and of granite core. I felt, too, that the trial God had appointed me was gaining its climax, and must now be turned by my own hands, hot, feeble, trembling as they were'

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette. There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Bronte's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.

Our favourite quote: 'His mind was indeed my library, and whenever it was opened to me, I entered bliss.'

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