Villette

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Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 193,121 / 557 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 7,736
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Origin: gutenberg.org

From an artistic point of view, the most perfect of Charlotte Brontė's stories. Practically an autobiography, it abounds with rich humour and keen analysis of character.

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Bretton's side; a mug of milk stood before her, a morsel of bread filled her hand, which lay passive on the table-cloth: she was not eating.

"How we shall conciliate this little creature," said Mrs. Bretton to me, "I don't know: she tastes nothing, and by her looks, she has not slept."

I expressed my confidence in the effects of time and kindness.

"If she were to take a fancy to anybody in the house, she would soon settle; but not till then," replied Mrs. Bretton.

CHAPTER II.

PAULINA.

Some days elapsed, and it appeared she was not likely to take much of a fancy to anybody in the house. She was not exactly naughty or wilful: she was far from disobedient; but an object less conducive to comfort--to tranquillity even--than she presented, it was scarcely possible to have before one's eyes. She moped: no grown person could have performed that uncheering business better; no furrowed face of adult exile, longing

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2009.09.25
Tawny
*****

Almost as brilliant as Jane Eyre and far more engaging at the beginning. The plot is brilliant, but nothing when compared to the complex characters.

2008.08.25
Maddie
*****

The story of Lucy Snowe and her life. Another one of Charlotte Bronte's literary gems.


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