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Charlotte Bronte's Notes On The Pseudonyms Used Charlotte Bronte's Notes On The Pseudonyms Used

Charlotte Bronte's Notes On The Pseudonyms Used
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICE OF ELLIS AND ACTON BELL It has been thought that all the works published under the names of Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell were, in reality, the production of one person. This mistake I endeavoured to rectify by a few words of disclaimer prefixed to the third edition of 'Jane Eyre.' These, too, it appears, failed to gain general credence, and now, on the occasion of a reprint of 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Agnes Grey,' I am advised distinctly to state how the case really stands. Indeed, I feel myself that it is time the obscurity attending those... Nonfictions - Post by : richy20 - Date : September 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1839

Villette - Chapter XLII - FINIS Villette - Chapter XLII - FINIS

Villette - Chapter XLII - FINIS
CHAPTER XLII - FINISMan cannot prophesy. Love is no oracle. Fear sometimes imagines avain thing. Those years of absence! How had I sickened over theiranticipation! The woe they must bring seemed certain as death. I knewthe nature of their course: I never had doubt how it would harrow asit went. The juggernaut on his car towered there a grim load. Seeinghim draw nigh, burying his broad wheels in the oppressed soil--I, theprostrate votary--felt beforehand the annihilating craunch.Strange to say--strange, yet true, and owning many parallels in life'sexperience--that anticipatory craunch proved all--yes--nearly_all the torture. The great Juggernaut, in his great chariot,drew on... Long Stories - Post by : Swifteroo - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 899

Villette - Chapter XLI - FAUBOURG CLOTILDE Villette - Chapter XLI - FAUBOURG CLOTILDE

Villette - Chapter XLI - FAUBOURG CLOTILDE
CHAPTER XLI - FAUBOURG CLOTILDEMust I, ere I close, render some account of that Freedom andRenovation which I won on the fete-night? Must I tell how I and thetwo stalwart companions I brought home from the illuminated park borethe test of intimate acquaintance?I tried them the very next day. They had boasted their strength loudlywhen they reclaimed me from love and its bondage, but upon mydemanding deeds, not words, some evidence of better comfort, someexperience of a relieved life--Freedom excused himself, as for thepresent impoverished and disabled to assist; and Renovation neverspoke; he had died in the night suddenly.I had nothing... Long Stories - Post by : mendeo - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2133

Villette - Chapter XL - THE HAPPY PAIR Villette - Chapter XL - THE HAPPY PAIR

Villette - Chapter XL - THE HAPPY PAIR
CHAPTER XL - THE HAPPY PAIRThe day succeeding this remarkable Midsummer night, proved no commonday. I do not mean that it brought signs in heaven above, or portentson the earth beneath; nor do I allude to meteorological phenomena, tostorm, flood, or whirlwind. On the contrary: the sun rose jocund, witha July face. Morning decked her beauty with rubies, and so filled herlap with roses, that they fell from her in showers, making her pathblush: the Hours woke fresh as nymphs, and emptying on the early hillstheir dew-vials, they stepped out dismantled of vapour: shadowless,azure, and glorious, they led the sun's steeds... Long Stories - Post by : pro-marketers - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1917

Villette - Chapter XXXIX - OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCE Villette - Chapter XXXIX - OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCE

Villette - Chapter XXXIX - OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCE
CHAPTER XXXIX - OLD AND NEW ACQUAINTANCEFascinated as by a basilisk with three heads, I could not leave thisclique; the ground near them seemed to hold my feet. The canopy ofentwined trees held out shadow, the night whispered a pledge ofprotection, and an officious lamp flashed just one beam to show me anobscure, safe seat, and then vanished. Let me now briefly tell thereader all that, during the past dark fortnight, I have been silentlygathering from Rumour, respecting the origin and the object of M.Emanuel's departure. The tale is short, and not new: its alpha isMammon, and its omega Interest.If Madame... Long Stories - Post by : Mothergoose - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1749

Villette - Chapter XXXVIII - CLOUD Villette - Chapter XXXVIII - CLOUD

Villette - Chapter XXXVIII - CLOUD
CHAPTER XXXVIII - CLOUDBut it is not so for all. What then? His will be done, as done itsurely will be, whether we humble ourselves to resignation or not. Theimpulse of creation forwards it; the strength of powers, seen andunseen, has its fulfilment in charge. Proof of a life to come must begiven. In fire and in blood, if needful, must that proof be written.In fire and in blood do we trace the record throughout nature. In fireand in blood does it cross our own experience. Sufferer, faint notthrough terror of this burning evidence. Tired wayfarer, gird up thyloins; look upward,... Long Stories - Post by : Jeremy_Wilson - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 814

Villette - Chapter XXXVII - SUNSHINE Villette - Chapter XXXVII - SUNSHINE

Villette - Chapter XXXVII - SUNSHINE
CHAPTER XXXVII - SUNSHINEIt was very, well for Paulina to decline further correspondence withGraham till her father had sanctioned the intercourse. But Dr. Brettoncould not live within a league of the Hotel Crecy, and not contrive tovisit there often. Both lovers meant at first, I believe, to bedistant; they kept their intention so far as demonstrative courtshipwent, but in feeling they soon drew very near.All that was best in Graham sought Paulina; whatever in him was noble,awoke, and grew in her presence. With his past admiration of MissFanshawe, I suppose his intellect had little to do, but his wholeintellect, and his... Long Stories - Post by : helpthepoor - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2194

Villette - Chapter XXXVI - THE APPLE OF DISCORD Villette - Chapter XXXVI - THE APPLE OF DISCORD

Villette - Chapter XXXVI - THE APPLE OF DISCORD
CHAPTER XXXVI - THE APPLE OF DISCORDBesides Fifine Beck's mother, another power had a word to say to M.Paul and me, before that covenant of friendship could be ratified. Wewere under the surveillance of a sleepless eye: Rome watched jealouslyher son through that mystic lattice at which I had knelt once, and towhich M. Emanuel drew nigh month by month--the sliding panel of theconfessional."Why were you so glad to be friends with M. Paul?" asks the reader."Had he not long been a friend to you? Had he not given proof on proofof a certain partiality in his feelings?"Yes, he had; but... Long Stories - Post by : sapchild - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2586

Villette - Chapter XXXV - FRATERNITY Villette - Chapter XXXV - FRATERNITY

Villette - Chapter XXXV - FRATERNITY
CHAPTER XXXV - FRATERNITY"Oubliez les Professeurs." So said Madame Beck. Madame Beck was awise woman, but she should not have uttered those words. To do so wasa mistake. That night she should have left me calm--not excited,indifferent, not interested, isolated in my own estimation and that ofothers--not connected, even in idea, with this second person whom Iwas to forget.Forget him? Ah! they took a sage plan to make me forget him--thewiseheads! They showed me how good he was; they made of my dear littleman a stainless little hero. And then they had prated about his mannerof loving. What means had I,... Long Stories - Post by : blackdigerati - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2769

Villette - Chapter XXXIV - MALEVOLA Villette - Chapter XXXIV - MALEVOLA

Villette - Chapter XXXIV - MALEVOLA
CHAPTER XXXIV - MALEVOLAMadame Beck called me on Thursday afternoon, and asked whether I hadany occupation to hinder me from going into town and executing somelittle commissions for her at the shops.Being disengaged, and placing myself at her service, I was presentlyfurnished with a list of the wools, silks, embroidering thread,etcetera, wanted in the pupils' work, and having equipped myself in amanner suiting the threatening aspect of a cloudy and sultry day, Iwas just drawing the spring-bolt of the street-door, in act to issueforth, when Madame's voice again summoned me to the salle-a-manger."Pardon, Meess Lucie!" cried she, in the seeming haste... Long Stories - Post by : seongbae - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2909

Villette - Chapter XXXIII - M. PAUL KEEPS HIS PROMISE Villette - Chapter XXXIII - M. PAUL KEEPS HIS PROMISE

Villette - Chapter XXXIII - M. PAUL KEEPS HIS PROMISE
CHAPTER XXXIII - M. PAUL KEEPS HIS PROMISEOn the first of May, we had all--i.e. the twenty boarders and thefour teachers--notice to rise at five o'clock of the morning, to bedressed and ready by six, to put ourselves under the command of M. leProfesseur Emanuel, who was to head our march forth from Villette, forit was on this day he proposed to fulfil his promise of taking us tobreakfast in the country. I, indeed, as the reader may perhapsremember, had not had the honour of an invitation when this excursionwas first projected--rather the contrary; but on my now makingallusion to this... Long Stories - Post by : harlum - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2948

Villette - Chapter XXXII - THE FIRST LETTER Villette - Chapter XXXII - THE FIRST LETTER

Villette - Chapter XXXII - THE FIRST LETTER
CHAPTER XXXII - THE FIRST LETTERWhere, it becomes time to inquire, was Paulina Mary? How fared myintercourse with the sumptuous Hotel Crecy? That intercourse had, foran interval, been suspended by absence; M. and Miss de Bassompierrehad been travelling, dividing some weeks between the provinces andcapital of France. Chance apprised me of their return very shortlyafter it took place.I was walking one mild afternoon on a quiet boulevard, wanderingslowly on, enjoying the benign April sun, and some thoughts notunpleasing, when I saw before me a group of riders, stopping as ifthey had just encountered, and exchanging greetings in the midst ofthe broad,... Long Stories - Post by : jmintuck - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1218

Villette - Chapter XXXI - THE DRYAD Villette - Chapter XXXI - THE DRYAD

Villette - Chapter XXXI - THE DRYAD
CHAPTER XXXI - THE DRYADThe spring was advancing, and the weather had turned suddenly warm.This change of temperature brought with it for me, as probably formany others, temporary decrease of strength. Slight exertion at thistime left me overcome with fatigue--sleepless nights entailed languiddays.One Sunday afternoon, having walked the distance of half a league tothe Protestant church, I came back weary and exhausted; and takingrefuge in my solitary sanctuary, the first classe, I was glad to sitdown, and to make of my desk a pillow for my arms and head.Awhile I listened to the lullaby of bees humming in the berceau, andwatched,... Long Stories - Post by : sullc - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1323

Villette - Chapter XXX - M. PAUL Villette - Chapter XXX - M. PAUL

Villette - Chapter XXX - M. PAUL
CHAPTER XXX - M. PAULYet the reader is advised not to be in any hurry with his kindlyconclusions, or to suppose, with an over-hasty charity, that from thatday M. Paul became a changed character--easy to live with, and nolonger apt to flash danger and discomfort round him.No; he was naturally a little man of unreasonable moods. When over-wrought, which he often was, he became acutely irritable; and,besides, his veins were dark with a livid belladonna tincture, theessence of jealousy. I do not mean merely the tender jealousy of theheart, but that sterner, narrower sentiment whose seat is in the head.I used... Long Stories - Post by : mozart - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1106

Villette - Chapter XXIX - MONSIEUR'S FETE Villette - Chapter XXIX - MONSIEUR'S FETE

Villette - Chapter XXIX - MONSIEUR'S FETE
CHAPTER XXIX - MONSIEUR'S FETEI was up the next morning an hour before daybreak, and finished myguard, kneeling on the dormitory floor beside the centre stand, forthe benefit of such expiring glimmer as the night-lamp afforded in itslast watch.All my materials--my whole stock of beads and silk--were used upbefore the chain assumed the length and richness I wished; I hadwrought it double, as I knew, by the rule of contraries, that to, suitthe particular taste whose gratification was in view, an effectiveappearance was quite indispensable. As a finish to the ornament, alittle gold clasp was needed; fortunately I possessed it in... Long Stories - Post by : knotwork - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 1740

Villette - Chapter XXVIII -THE WATCHGUARD Villette - Chapter XXVIII -THE WATCHGUARD

Villette - Chapter XXVIII -THE WATCHGUARD
CHAPTER XXVIII -THE WATCHGUARDM. Paul Emanuel owned an acute sensitiveness to the annoyance ofinterruption, from whatsoever cause occurring, during his lessons: topass through the classe under such circumstances was considered by theteachers and pupils of the school, individually and collectively, tobe as much as a woman's or girl's life was worth.Madame Beck herself, if forced to the enterprise, would "skurry"through, retrenching her skirts, and carefully coasting the formidableestrade, like a ship dreading breakers. As to Rosine, the portress--onwhom, every half-hour, devolved the fearful duty of fetching pupilsout of the very heart of one or other of the divisions to take theirmusic-lessons... Long Stories - Post by : ShawnP - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2629

Villette - Chapter XXVII - THE HOTEL CRECY Villette - Chapter XXVII - THE HOTEL CRECY

Villette - Chapter XXVII - THE HOTEL CRECY
CHAPTER XXVII - THE HOTEL CRECYThe morrow turned out a more lively and busy day than we--or than I,at least-had anticipated. It seems it was the birthday of one of theyoung princes of Labassecour-the eldest, I think, the Duc deDindonneau, and a general holiday was given in his honour at theschools, and especially at the principal "Athenee," or college. Theyouth of that institution had also concocted, and were to present aloyal address; for which purpose they were to be assembled in thepublic building where the yearly examinations were conducted, and theprizes distributed. After the ceremony of presentation, an oration, or"discours," was... Long Stories - Post by : jbedunah - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2454

Villette - Chapter XXVI - A BURIAL Villette - Chapter XXVI - A BURIAL

Villette - Chapter XXVI - A BURIAL
CHAPTER XXVI - A BURIALFrom this date my life did not want variety; I went out a good deal,with the entire consent of Madame Beck, who perfectly approved thegrade of my acquaintance. That worthy directress had never from thefirst treated me otherwise than with respect; and when she found thatI was liable to frequent invitations from a chateau and a great hotel,respect improved into distinction.Not that she was fulsome about it: Madame, in all things worldly, wasin nothing weak; there was measure and sense in her hottest pursuit ofself-interest, calm and considerateness in her closest clutch of gain;without, then, laying herself... Long Stories - Post by : Bry3Bob - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 2540

Villette - Chapter XXV - THE LITTLE COUNTESS Villette - Chapter XXV - THE LITTLE COUNTESS

Villette - Chapter XXV - THE LITTLE COUNTESS
CHAPTER XXV - THE LITTLE COUNTESSCheerful as my godmother naturally was, and entertaining as, for oursakes, she made a point of being, there was no true enjoyment thatevening at La Terrasse, till, through the wild howl of the winter-night, were heard the signal sounds of arrival. How often, while womenand girls sit warm at snug fire-sides, their hearts and imaginationsare doomed to divorce from the comfort surrounding their persons,forced out by night to wander through dark ways, to dare stress ofweather, to contend with the snow-blast, to wait at lonely gates andstiles in wildest storms, watching and listening to see and... Long Stories - Post by : Donna_Maher - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 811

Villette - Chapter XXIV - M. DE BASSOMPIERRE Villette - Chapter XXIV - M. DE BASSOMPIERRE

Villette - Chapter XXIV - M. DE BASSOMPIERRE
CHAPTER XXIV - M. DE BASSOMPIERREThose who live in retirement, whose lives have fallen amid theseclusion of schools or of other walled-in and guarded dwellings, areliable to be suddenly and for a long while dropped out of the memoryof their friends, the denizens of a freer world. Unaccountably,perhaps, and close upon some space of unusually frequent intercourse--some congeries of rather exciting little circumstances, whose naturalsequel would rather seem to be the quickening than the suspension ofcommunication--there falls a stilly pause, a wordless silence, a longblank of oblivion. Unbroken always is this blank; alike entire andunexplained. The letter, the message once frequent,... Long Stories - Post by : lalarry - Date : June 2011 - Author : Charlotte Bronte - Read : 732