Sunday, October 25, 2015

Fortnightly Book, October 25

The fortnightly book this time around will be Charlotte Bronté's Villette, a book I've been meaning to get around to reading for quite some years but never actually did so. In browsing through the discount rack at Half Price Books a few months ago I came across the Arcturus edition of the work and it has been sitting on my dresser ever since, waiting its turn.

Villette was the last complete novel that Bronté wrote; it was published in 1853, before her marriage in 1854 and her death in 1855. It was considered by George Eliot and Virginia Woolf to be her best novel, better even than Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre has been one of my favorite novels since high school, so it will be interesting to see how this novel stands up.

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