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Villette (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Laura Engel (Introduction by), Laura Engel (Notes by), Charlotte Bronte


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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RVillette&&L/I&&R, by &&LSTRONG&&RCharlotte Bronte&&L/B&&R&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&R&&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&R&&L/B&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RCharlotte Bront &&L/B&&R's last and most autobiographical novel, &&LI&&RVillette&&L/I&&R explores the inner life of a lonely young Englishwoman, Lucy Snowe, who leaves an unhappy existence in England to become a teacher in the capital of a fictional European country. Drawn to the school's headmaster, Lucy must face the pain of unrequited love and the question of her place in society.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RFor &&LI&&RVillette&&L/I&&R, Bront drew upon her own experiences ten years earlier, when she studied in Brussels and developed an unreciprocated passion for her married teacher. The novel also reflects her devastating sense of loss and isolation after the deaths of her beloved brother and sisters, and her confusion and conflicts over the fame she achieved for having written &&LI&&RJane Eyre&&L/I&&R. But despite Bront 's heartsick inspiration for the novel, and the grief that haunts its heroine, &&LI&&RVillette&&L/I&&R is a story of triumph, in which Lucy Snowe comes to understand and appreciate her own strength and value. &&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RCelebrated by George Eliot and Virginia Woolf for its strikingly modern psychological depth and examination of women's roles, &&LI&&RVillette&&L/I&&R is now recognized as Charlotte Bront 's masterpiece, surpassing even &&LI&&RJane Eyre&&L/I&&R.&&LBR&&R&&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R&&LSTRONG&&RLaura Engel&&L/B&&R &&L/B&&Ris Assistant Professor in the English Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she specializes in eighteenth-century British literature and drama.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R.

Barnes & Noble Classics, 9781593083168, 608pp.

Publication Date: January 30, 2005