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  • Weird and wonderful

  • So original, so transgressive in its content and so startlingly unorthodox in its form, that its 19th-century readers were dumbfounded by it...a visionary description of psychic life ...a subtle and dazzlingly inventive exploration of areas of consciousness never mapped in fiction before, and seldom since

    Sunday Times
  • Villette has always been the most heart-squeezing of the Bronte novels...a perfect study of quiet desperation...a rich novel

    Sunday Express
  • A novel with an unconscious mind. The deeper you dig, the more disturbing it becomes

    Lucasta Miller, Independent
  • Charlotte Bronte's most profound achievement


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