‘Villette’ by Charlotte Bronte – Brief Review

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Fast-paced this novel is not. Instead, Bronte basks in characterisation of emotion and virtue to deliver an epic novel that delves deep into the psyche of one woman, Lucy Snowe. Through the protagonist’s observations we discover who she is; the layers that make a human, the strength and fortitude reminiscent of her time and situation. We are with her as she battles oppression, sexism, xenophobia, religious quandaries and the trials of love in all it’s guises.

Read this for the writing. Oh and be prepared if you don’t know any French! My review sits at 4.5 stars, shy of 5 only due to the relentless passages in a foreign tongue that left me impatiently wondering what was going on and why.

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