The hero of Charlotte Bronte's first novel escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium. There, however, his entanglement with the sensuous but manipulative Zoraide Reuter, complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil... show more
The hero of Charlotte Bronte's first novel escapes a dreary clerkship in industrial Yorkshire by taking a job as a teacher in Belgium. There, however, his entanglement with the sensuous but manipulative Zoraide Reuter, complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil in Reuter's school.
Publish date: June 6th 1989
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 316
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Historical Romance
, 19th Century
, English Literature
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The Professor may be considered by some as nothing more than a draft of Villette, but I must confess I preferred it to its successor. Maybe that's merely because of my romantic nature, especially since i found the ending a trifle more satisfying, but I think that it also relates to the fact that thi...
There's a reason why this is not as well known as Jane Eyre. I found the story enjoyable enough, but the writing is unremarkable, and having Ms. Bronte write in the first person from a male perspective just didn't ring true. I couldn't stop thinking to myself, "Would a man really act or feel this ...
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