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Villette
by Charlotte Bronte

RRP €9.50

Villette
by Author Name Charlotte Bronte

Book details for title
List Price:9.50
Format: Paperback, 198 x 129 x 41mm, 672pp
Publication date: 04 Jun 2009
Publisher: Vintage Classics
ISBN-13: 9780099529927

Description

When Lucy Snowe leaves England to look for a new life on the Continent she has no idea what lies in store for her. This quiet, lonely girl must learn quickly when she finds herself teaching in a foreign school, with no friends or family to rely on. However it's not long until figures from Lucy's past appear and she becomes involved in dilemmas which inspire new and passionate feelings in her.

Reviews

"Weird and wonderful" Guardian "So original, so transgressive in its content and so startlingly unorthodox in its form, that its 19th-century readers were dumbfounded by it...a visionary description of psychic life ...a subtle and dazzlingly inventive exploration of areas of consciousness never mapped in fiction before, and seldom since" Sunday Times "Villette has always been the most heart-squeezing of the Bronte novels...a perfect study of quiet desperation...a rich novel" Sunday Express "A novel with an unconscious mind. The deeper you dig, the more disturbing it becomes" -- Lucasta Miller Independent "Charlotte Bronte's most profound achievement" Independent