|Villette (/viːˈlɛt/) is a novel by Charlotte Brontë, published in 1853. After an unspecified family disaster, protagonist Lucy Snowe travels to the fictional city of Villette to teach at an all-girls school where she is unwillingly pulled into both adventure and romance. The novel is celebrated not so much for its plot as its acute tracing of Lucy's psychology, particularly Brontë's use of Gothic doubling to represent externally what her protagonist is suffering internally.|
- The 1st edition, published as a three-volume novel by Smith, Elder and Co., London.
- The 1st American edition, published in 1853 by Harper and Brothers, New York.
- The 2nd edition, published as a single volume in 1855 by Smith, Elder and Co., London.
- The 2nd American edition, published in 1855 by Harper and Brothers, New York.
- The Haworth edition, published in 1899 by Smith, Elder and Co., London.
- The Clarendon edition, edited by Herbert Rosengarten and Margaret Smith, published by Clarendon Press, Oxford in 1984.