Villette, by Charlotte Bronte

Villette, by Charlotte Bronte

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...it is of no use dwelling at length on the harrowing details. Suffice it to say, that never, in the most stormy fits and moments of his infancy, had his mother such work to tuck the sheets about him as she had that night.' 'He wouldn't lie still?' ' He wouldn't lie still: there it was. The sheets might be tucked in, but the thing was to keep them tucked in.' ' And what did he say?' ' Say! Can't you imagine him demanding his divine Ginevra, anathematizing that demon, de Hamal--raving about golden locks, blue eyes, white arms, glittering bracelets? ' 'No, did he? He saw the bracelet?' ' Saw the bracelet? Yes, as plain as I saw it: and, perhaps, for the first time, he saw also the brand-mark with which its pressure has encircled your arm. Ginevra ' (rising, and changing my tone), 'come, we will have an end of this. Go away to your practising.' And I opened the door. ' But you have not told me all.' 'You had better not wait until I do tell you all. Such extra communicativeness could give you no pleasure. March l ' 'Cross thing!' said she; but she obeyed; and, indeed, the first classe was my territory, and she could not there legally resist a notice of quittance from me. Yet, to speak the truth, never had I been less dissatisfied with her than I was then. There was pleasure in thinking of the contrast between the reality and my description--to remember Dr. John enjoying the drive home, eating his supper with relish, and retiring to rest with Christian composure. It was only when I saw him really unhappy that I felt really vexed with the fair, frail cause of his suffering. A fortnight passed; I was...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985443
  • 9781236985446