Readers' Review: "Villette" by Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Bronte'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.
chair of the department of literature at American University
professor of English at the University of Virginia
Caroline Donovan professor of English literature and chair of the department of English at Johns Hopkins University