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Emma Brown

By Clare Boylan

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A novel based on an unfinished manuscript by Charlotte Bronte, about a mysterious young woman who is brought to a girls' school in provincial England, then abandoned by the man who brought her.
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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A Victorian governess's love for her mysterious employer is threatened by the tragic secret of his mansion
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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A plain but spirited Victorian governess's growing love for her mysterious employer, the brooding Mr. Rochester, is threatened by the tragic secret of his mansion. Reprint.
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
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Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Bronte

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Growing up in the home of a cruel aunt and a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre, an orphaned young woman, accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall and soon finds herself in love with her employer, the enigmatic Rochester. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.
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In early nineteenth-century England, an orphaned young woman accepts employment as a governess at Thornfield Hall, a country estate owned by the mysteriously remote Mr. Rochester.
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Shirley

By Charlotte Bronte

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(Wordsworth Classics). The novel is set among the cloth mills of the author's native Yorkshire and realizes the full drama of the latter part of the Napoleonic Wars, when labor-saving machinery was smashed by desperate, unemployed workers. 482p. Pap.
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Shirley

By Charlotte Bronte

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Shirley is Charlotte Bronte's only historical novel and her most topical one. The introduction to this new edition considers its autobiographical overtones as well as its social context, and includes revised notes and bibliography.
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This omnibus edition publishes four complete & unabridged works: Charlotte Bronte's 'Jane Eyre' & 'Villette'; Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering HPeights'; Anne Bronte's 'Agnes Grey' & 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.' 1,376p.
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Villette

By Charlotte Bronte

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(Wordsworth Classics). Based on Bronet's personal experiences as a teacher in Brussels, this novel is a moving tale of repressed feelings & subjection to cruel circumstance and position, borne with heroic fortitude. 474p. Pap.
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Villette

By Charlotte Bronte

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Lucy Snowe flees England and the memory of childhood tragedies, to become a teacher in a French boarding school in the town of Villette
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Villette

By Charlotte Bronte

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Villette, by Charlotte Bronte, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, 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 Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel, Villette 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.For Villette, Brontë 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 Jane Eyre. But despite Brontë's heartsick inspiration for the novel, and the grief that haunts its heroine, Villette is a story of triumph, in which Lucy Snowe comes to understand and appreciate her own strength and value. Celebrated by George Eliot and Virginia Woolf for its strikingly modern psychological depth and examination of women's roles, Villette is now recognized as Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece, surpassing even Jane Eyre.Laura Engel is Assistant Professor in the English Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where she specializes in eighteenth-century British literature and drama.
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