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Author: Charlotte Brontë Narrator: Carole Boyd Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780002583
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Inspired by her work as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Brontë’s Villette concerns the life of Lucy Snowe, an English girl who obtains a post at a girl’s school in the fictional country of Labassecour. With few friends and little money, Lucy concentrates on her work. However, she starts to find solace in an unlikely suitor. Can she love a man and still maintain her freedom?

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  • “Bronte’s finest novel.”

    Virginia Woolf

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About the Author

Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) grew up in the isolated parsonage at Haworth, Yorkshire, where her father was curate. She and her sisters Emily and Anne thrived in fantasy worlds that drew on their voracious reading of Shakespeare, romantic, and gothic fiction. Charlotte was employed as a teacher and a governess before she began writing with her sisters. The Professor, her first novel, was rejected for publication until 1857, although Jane Eyre, published in 1847 under a pseudonym, achieved great success.

About the Narrator

Carole Boyd’s theater work includes a year performing with Alan Ayckbourn’s Scarborough Company where she created the role of June in Way Upstream, while her television credits include Hetty Wainthropp Investigates and Mystery!: Campion. Boyd also plays the notorious Lynda Snell in The Archers, is a regular reader on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry Please, and has won three audiobook awards for her recordings.