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Charlotte Brontë's Villette 1944


Title: Villette
Author: Charlotte Bronte
Publisher: The Classics Book Club
Publication Date: 1944
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Crease in spine, clean pages.

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Reader's note

A lovely vintage edition of the classic Villette by Charlotte Bronte. After an unspecified family disaster, the protagonist Lucy Snowe travels from her native England to the fictional French-speaking city of Villette to teach at a girls' school, where she is drawn into adventure and romance.

'No mockery in this world ever sounds to me so hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. What does such advice mean? Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mould, and tilled with manure. Happiness is a glory shining far down upon us out of Heaven. She is a divine dew which the soul, on certain of its summer mornings, feels dropping upon it from the amaranth bloom and golden fruitage of Paradise.'

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