Charlotte Brontë

The Professor

The Professor is Charlotte Brontës first novel, in which she audaciously inhabits the voice and consciousness of a man, William Crimsworth. Like Jane Eyre he is parentless; like Lucy Snowe in Villette he leaves the certainties of England to forge a life in Brussels. But as a man, William has freedom of action, and as a writer Brontë is correspondingly liberated, exploring the relationship between power and sexual desire.
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    Leenashared an impressionlast year

    Not as brilliantly written as other Bronte novels but still enjoyable

    b1571132605shared an impression8 months ago
    👍Worth reading

Quotes

    Karie Readshas quoted6 months ago
    This little book was written before either “Jane Eyre” or “Shirley,” and yet no indulgence can be solicited for it on the plea of a first attempt. A first attempt it certainly was not, as the pen which wrote it had been previously worn a good deal in a practice of some years. I had not indeed published anything before I commenced “The Professor,” but in many a crude effort, destroyed almost as soon as composed, I had got over any such taste as I might once have had for ornamented and redundant compositio
    b1571132605has quoted8 months ago
    “Eulalie, je suis prete a pamer de rire,” observed one.
    “Comme il a rougi en parlant!”
    “Oui, c’est un veritable blanc-bec.”

    “Eulalie, je suis prete a pamer de rire,” observed one.
    “Comme il a rougi en parlant!”
    “Oui, c’est un veritable blanc-bec.”

    atalanthas quoted5 years ago
    and yet no indulgence can be solicited for it on the plea of a first attempt

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