The Professor

The Professor

Book - 1989
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'She was not handsome, she was not rich, she was not even accomplished, yet she was my life's treasure; I must then be a man of peculiar discernment.' Working as a professor in M.Pelet's establishment in Brussels, William Crimsworth meets the fascinating Directrice of the neighbouring school, Mlle Zoraide Reuter, and, recognizing her as an intellectual equal, becomes powerfully attracted to her. Despite her betrothal to M. Pelet, Mlle Reuter will not release her hold over William, and she tries to stand in the way of his finding love elsewhere. But new possibilities open up to him and he is not to be easily deterred. Published two years after the author's death, The Professor draws on Charlotte Bronte's own professional and personal experiences as a teacher in Brussels. Like Jane Eyre and Vilette this novel is the intimate first-person account of a life that brings extremes of despair and joy.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, [1989]
ISBN: 9780140433111
0140433112
Characteristics: 316 p. --
Additional Contributors: Glen, Heather

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julia_sedai
Jan 19, 2016

I recommend this book if you like Charlotte Bronte's other works. It's a bit different - told from a man's perspective, but well written and I liked the characterization a lot. There are a lot of similarities with Villette but this story has a happier ending. I loved the teacher-student relationship, although she was a little too deferential to him.

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Sep 07, 2010

As Charlotte Bronte's first novel, it's not her best, but the language is compelling and vivid and the story is fairly interesting.

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Teyfor8Wyoma thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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