Villette (The Penguin English Library)

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The Penguin English Library Edition of Villette by Charlotte Brontë

'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 Brontë'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.

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Paperback. Pub Date :2012-10-25 Pages: 624 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books The Penguin English Library Edition of Villette by Charlotte Bronte.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 wereWith 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 schools English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences...

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"This edition of Villette gives readers the understanding necessary to fully enter what Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky call its 'demanding, sometimes punishing narrative mode.' Their introduction justifies and celebrates the gaps and evasions in the text as the 'heretic narrative' of a protagonist who does not always understand herself. The useful appendices--notably on women and love, women and work, and anti-Catholicism--provide the historical material to contextualise the story. The edition admirably demonstrates that this paradoxical narrative--a domestic novel about work, a love story about repression, and a realist text that embraces the supernatural--repays and rewards close examination." -- Maggie Berg, Queen's University "Kate Lawson's edition of Villette is expansive and precise, like the novel it contextualizes and introduces so well. Providing a rich analysis of the complex themes of the novel, the introduction at once acknowledges and limns the text's resistance to codification and carefully suggests the beautiful patterns in its seeming inconsistencies. The primary materials provide further context for the novel, particularly in regards to the 'Woman Question.' Arranged to be in dialogue with each other about this pivotal topic, these materials provide the background necessary for understanding the novel's involvement with those discussions." --Gail Turley Houston, University of New Mexico

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