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by Charlotte Brontë

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.

— Excerpted from Villette (novel) on Wikipedia.
Versions of Villette include:

Versions That Charlotte Brontë Contributed To[edit]

  • Manuscript (British Library Additional MSS 43480-2)
  • First edition, published as a three-volume novel by Smith, Elder and Co., London.

Notable Editions[edit]

  • 2nd edition, published as a single volume in 1855 by Smith, Elder and Co., London.
  • Haworth edition, published in 1899 by Smith, Elder and Co., London. [1]
  • The Clarendon edition, edited by Herbert Rosengarten and Margaret Smith, published by Clarendon Press, Oxford in 1984.

Other Versions[edit]