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Villette

AuthorCharlotte Bronte

NarratorCarole Boyd

Duration2h 22m

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Classics

PublisherCSA Word

VersionAbridged

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Lucy Snowe, an English girl, goes to work as a governess in Brussels and finds solace in an unlikely suitor. Largely autobiographical fiction. Based on Charlotte's work as a governess in Brussels, Villette concerns the life of Lucy Snowe, an English girl who obtains a post at a girl's school in Belgium. With few friends and little money, Lucy concentrates on her work. However, she starts to find solace in an unlikely suitor. Could there be more to life than loneliness?

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