This multi-layered, often lyrical, autobiographical novel many consider to be Charlotte Brontë’s greatest work. Monsieur Paul’s (i.e. Professor Heger’s) and Lucy Snowe’s (i.e. Charlotte’s) experiences in Villette (i.e. Brussels) in and around a pensionnat are haunting and full of enchantment. AVAILABLE ON CASSETTE ONLY.
Imagine you are sitting beside an enormous 19th-century open fireplace hearth in a large, soft wing chair, warmed by a crackling fire listening to this reading. Such is the cozy feeling Gibson’s reading produces…Highly recommended for advanced listeners and Bronte fans.
Kliatt, January 1991