The hero of Charlotte Brontë'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 Zoraïde Reuter, complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil... show more
The hero of Charlotte Brontë'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 Zoraïde Reuter, complicates his affections for a penniless girl who is both teacher and pupil in Reuter's school. Also included in this edition is Emma, Charlotte Brontë's last, unfinished novel. Both works are drawn from the original Clarendon texts.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Publish date: September 1st 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Pages no: 260
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Classic Literature
, Historical Romance
, 19th Century
, English Literature
The ProfessorIn one sense, this is exactly what you would expect from the author of Jane Eyre - a romance in which the characters have no particularly good looks and prize mutual respect, intelligence, education and moral rectitude (according to Charlotte's views on the latter). In every other respe...
To read the first work of a much adored writer can be either a revelation or more likely a deception, sometimes even a big one because not many succeed in producing outstanding literature already in the very first try. Writing like any other occupation needs practice. And experience of life usually ...
It was good to be back in Brontë-land, even early Brontë. Few authors have that passionate, idiomatic sweep of phrase; it was intriguing to hear this voice coming from a male instead of a female narrator. Other people have summarized at length the various irritants to a modern or liberal reader - t...
W chwili, gdy na rynku wydawniczym pojawiły się powieści sióstr Brontë, które nigdy dotąd nie były dostępne polskiemu czytelnikowi, byłam, jako wielka wielbicielka XIX-wiecznej literatury, zupełnie szczęśliwa i zachwycona. Dziś mam już za sobą lekturę każdej z nich, a moje odczucia są bardzo różne. ...
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...