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Charlotte Brontë's Villette - J. M. Dent 1910


Title: Vilette
Author: Charlotte Brontë
Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons
Publication Date: 1910
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in acceptable condition for its age. The boards are worn, damaged and have stains and markings. The pages are coming away from the spine and the netting is visible. The pages are yellowing with age spots and markings.

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Reader's note

A lovely vintage edition of the classic Vilette by Charlotte Brontë. 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.' This vintage book is one among a bounty of stunning classic literature vintage books and obscure gems on our second hand bookstore!