Villette, Charlotte Bronte

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Villette was Charlotte Bronte's last and most autobiographical novel. Loneliness, isolation, repression, emotional pain, unrequited love are strong elements and themes in the story. Lucy travels to work in a girl's boarding school. Despite a host of unfavourable circumstances Lucy is determined to be true to her independent spirit. In the end, Lucy wants the reader to imagine a happy ending. Will you?

All-time Classic.Published 1853. (498 Kb)