Now considered by many to be Charlotte Bronte’s best novel, though unlikely to eclipse Jane Eyre in fame and popularity, Villette is largely concerned with the experiences of Lucy Snowe in a girl’s boarding school in a fictionalised Belgium. Lucy flees unhappiness in England only to find more abroad. Her love for Dr John unrequited, she slowly realises that a deeper attachment is growing between her and her irascible domineering mentor and colleague, M. Paul Emanuel. The promise of fulfilment and the realisation of love with a man with whom she might live on something like equal terms hangs in the balance in a story that dwells on powerful emotions without ever lapsing into sentimentality.
Audiobook Details:Author: Charlotte Bront?
Read by: Mandy Weston
Audiobook Type: unabridged
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Running time (hh:mm:ss): 20?h 04?m
Download size: 420 MB
About the Reader
Originally from Dorset, Mandy Weston trained at the Guildford School of Acting. In 1995 She co-founded the Ansuz Theatre Company in London, producing and performing in several productions, including the critically received My Sister in this House. She has also adapted and produced Emile Zola's Therese Raquin for theatre, playing the title role. She played Alice in Patrick Marber's award-winning play, Closer, at the RNT and London's West End. As well as appearing in TV and film, she has voiced many projects including The Queen Mother in Her Reign in Colour for ITV, and recently a recording of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.