Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wishlist Wednesday # 123



Wishlist Wednesday is where you show a book that has been on your wishlist/TBR list for a while, the meme is hosted by Pen to Paper.


 Summary from Goodreads:

That evening more firmly than ever fastened into my soul the conviction that Fate was of stone, and Hope a false idol - blind, bloodless, and of granite core. I felt, too, that the trial God had appointed me was gaining its climax, and must now be turned by my own hands, hot, feeble, trembling as they were' 

With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette.

There she struggles to retain her self- possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel. Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love, narrated by a heroine determined to preserve an independent spirit in the face of adverse circumstances.

My Notes:

I've read about half and really want to finish up this classic over Christmas break. :)

2 comments:

  1. I'd not heard of this before! How was the first half of the book? Hopefully you enjoy the rest. =)

    Happy reading, Rachel!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. It has an interesting plot but it is very wordy/long, I'm waiting to finish it when I have more time to enjoy the language and slow pacing.

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