Villette Study Guides

  • Villette


    Villette is the story of Lucy Snowe, a passive young girl who is shuffled between relations and posts in England before departing for the fictional city of Villette in the fictional kingdom of Labassecour. There she becomes enmeshed in a web of romance, intrigue, and obligation as the novel uses her situation to explore the place of women in Regency-era European society. The novel ends ambiguously, suggesting either a happy ending or the death of Lucy's betrothed at sea.