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Cover of: Villette by Charlotte Brontë
About the Book

Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief. Charlotte Brontë's contemporary George Eliot wrote of Villette, "There is something almost preternatural in its power." The deceptive stillness and security of a girl's school provide the setting for this 1853 novel, Brontë's last. Modelled on Brontë's own experiences as a student and teacher in Brussels, Villette is the sombre but engrossing story of Lucy Snowe, an unmarried Englishwoman making her way in a culture deeply foreign to her. The heroine's relationships with the fiery professor M. Paul, the cool Englishman Dr. John, and the school's powerful headmistress, Madame Beck, are described in her compelling and enigmatic first-person narration. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction by Kate Lawson and Lynn Shakinovsky. The many contextual documents include contemporary writings on surveillance and espionage, anti-Catholicism, and working women, as well as letters describing Brontë's own time in Brussels. - Back cover.

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116 editions First published in 1853

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Publish date unknown, Thames
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in English
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Publish date unknown, Random House~trade
Villette
Paperback
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1853, Smith, Elder & Co., Smith, Taylor & Co.
Villette
in English
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1853, Smith, Elder & Co.
Villette
in English
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1853, Smith, Elder & Company
Villette
in English
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1853, B. Tauchnitz
Villette.
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1853, Smith, Elder & Co., Smith, Taylor & co.
Villette
Microform in English
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1855, Smith, Elder, and Co., Smith, Taylor, and Co.
Villette
in English - New ed.
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1857, Harper & Brothers
Villette
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1874, Smith, Elder & Co.
Villette
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1889, Smith, Elder
Villette
in English - New ed.
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1890, Thomas Nelson & Sons
Villette
in English
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1893, Smith, Elder
Villette
in English - New ed.
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1893, J.M. Dent and co.
Villette
in English
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1897, Smith, Elder & Co.
Villette
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1899, Harper
Villette
in English - Thornfield ed.
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1899, Harper
Villette.
in English - Thornfield ed.
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1900, Harper & brothers
Villette.
in English
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1900, Mershon
Villette
in English
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1900, Mershon
Villette
in English
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1900, Mershon
Villette
in English
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1902, Harper & brothers
... Villette
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1903, Oxford University Press
Villette.
in English
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1905, J. Grant
Villette
in English - Thornton ed.
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1905, J. Grant
Villette
in English - Thornton ed.
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1906, A. Melrose
Villette.
in English
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1909, Cassell
Villette
in English
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1909, Dent
Villette.
in English
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1909, J.M. Dent & co.
Villette
in English
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1909, Dent Dutton
Villette
in English
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1919, J. M. Dent, E. P. Dutton
Villette
in English
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1922, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd., E.P. Dutton & co.
Villette
in English
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1933, J.M. Dent & sons, ltd, E.P. Dutton & co., inc.
Villette
in English
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1936, Oxford University Press, H. Milford
Villette
in English
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1940, Thomas Nelson
Villette
in English
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1948, Chatto & Windus, Zodiac Press
Villette
in English
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1948, Zodiac Press
Villette
in English
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1948, Zodiac
Villette
Hardcover in English
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1952, Dent
Villette.
in English
Cover of: Villette (World's Classics)
June 1954, Oxford Univ Pr
Villette (World's Classics)
in English
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September 1, 1957, Dutton Adult
Villette
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1962, Dell
Villette
in English
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1967, Folio Society
Villette
in English
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1971, Houghton Mifflin
Villette.
in English
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1972, Dent
Villette
in English
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1972, Harper & Row
Villette
Paperback
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February 4, 1972, Dutton Adult
Villette
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1972, Harper & Row
Villette
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1973, Pan Books
Villette
in English
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1973, AMS Press
Villette.
in English
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1974, Dent
Villette.
in English
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1977, Zodiac Press
Villette
in English
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1978, University Microfilms International
Villette
in English
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1979, Penguin Books
Villette
in English
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1983, Dent
Villette
in English
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1984, Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press
Villette
in English
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October 1, 1986, Bantam Classics
Villette
Paperback in English
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February 3, 1987, Signet Classics
Villette
in English
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1989, s.n.]
Villette
in English
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1990, Oxford University Press
Villette
in English
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1991, ISIS
Villette
in English - Large print ed.
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January 1, 1991, Manesse-Verlag
Villette.
Hardcover in German
Cover of: Villette (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 1991, Audio Book Contractors, Inc.
Villette (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection) (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Audio Cassette in English
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January 30, 1991, ISIS
Villette
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
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1992, A. Knopf, Distributed by Random House
Villette
in English
Cover of: Villette (Everyman's Library Classics)
March 19, 1992, Everyman's Library
Villette (Everyman's Library Classics)
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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March 10, 1992, Everyman's Library
Villette
Hardcover in English
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1993, J.M. Dent, C.E. Tuttle
Villette
in English
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October 7, 1993, J.M. Dent & Sons
Villette
in English
Cover of: Villette (Penguin Popular Classics)
May 26, 1994, Penguin Books
Villette (Penguin Popular Classics)
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May 1, 1995, Penguin Audio
Villette
in English
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September 23, 1997, Modern Library
Villette
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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February 1997, Blackstone Audiobooks
Villette
Audio Cassette in English
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1998, Oxford University Press
Villette
in English
Cover of: Villette (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Collection)
April 1, 1998, Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Villette (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Collection)
Paperback in English
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1999, Random House Publishing Group
Villette
E-book in English
Cover of: Villette (BBC Radio Collection)
April 6, 1999, BBC Audiobooks
Villette (BBC Radio Collection)
Audio Cassette - Abridged Ed edition
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2000, Oxford University Press
Villette
in English - New ed.
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2001, Modern Library
Villette
in English
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June 15, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
Villette
Paperback in English
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June 15, 2001, Adamant Media Corporation
Villette
Paperback in English
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February 2002, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Villette
Turtleback in English
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July 31, 2003, Echo Library
Villette (Clear Print)
Paperback in English
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2004, Penguin Books
Villette
in English
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2004, Signet Classic
Villette
in English
Cover of: Villette (Penguin Classics)
December 28, 2004, Penguin Classics
Villette (Penguin Classics)
in English
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2004, Fictionwise, Inc.
Villette
E-book in English
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2004, NuVision Publications
Villette
eBook in English
Cover of: Villette (Signet Classics)
February 3, 2004, Signet Classics
Villette (Signet Classics)
in English
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November 2005, Ulverscroft Large Print
Villette
Audio Cassette in English
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July 15, 2005, IndyPublish.com
Villette
Hardcover in English
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July 2005, IndyPublish.com
Villette
Paperback in English
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December 16, 2005, Broadview Press
Villette
Paperback in English
Cover of: Villette (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)
January 30, 2005, Barnes & Noble Classics
Villette (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Paperback in English
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November 2005, Ulverscroft Large Print
Villette
Audio CD in English
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March 2006, Alba
Villette
Paperback in Spanish
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April 28, 2006, Adamant Media Corporation
Villette
Paperback in English
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December 20, 2006, Norilana Books
Villette
Paperback in English - Reprint Trade Pbk. Ed edition
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October 12, 2006, IndyPublish
Villette
Hardcover in English
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October 12, 2006, IndyPublish
Villette
Paperback in English
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April 28, 2006, Adamant Media Corporation
Villette
Paperback in English
Cover of: Villette (Large Print)
May 8, 2006, Echo Library
Villette (Large Print)
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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December 20, 2006, Norilana Books
Villette
Hardcover in English
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November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Villette
Paperback in English
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October 6, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Villette
Paperback in English
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June 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
Villette
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
Cover of: Villette (Oberon Modern Plays)
January 3, 2007, Oberon Books
Villette (Oberon Modern Plays)
Paperback in English
Cover of: Villette (Large Print Edition)
October 6, 2007, BiblioBazaar
Villette (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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June 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
Villette
CD-ROM in English - Unabridged edition
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2008, Penguin Group UK
Villette
Electronic resource in English
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2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
Villette
Electronic resource in English
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2009, Vintage Books
Villette
in English - 1st Vintage classics ed.
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2009, Vintage Books
Villette
in English - 1st Vintage classics ed.
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2009, The Floating Press
Villette
eBook in English
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2009, Random House Group Limited
Villette
eBook in English
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2009, eBooksLib
Villette
eBook in English

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