I like to see flowers growing, but when they are...

I like to see flowers growing, but when they are gathered, they cease to please. I look on them as things rootless and perishable; their likeness to life makes me sad. I never offer flowers to those I love; I never wish to receive them from hands dear to me.
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About the Writer

Foto von 1854, befindet sich im Haworth Bronte Museum
1816 - 1855

Charlotte Brontë was an English novelist and poet, who also published under the name Currer Bell. Charlotte, and her two famous literary sisters Emily and Charlotte, lived in Yorkshire. After the success of Jane Eyre Bronte revealed her identity to London society and developed friendships with other prominent literary figures of the day including Elizabeth Gaskell.

About the Book

Brontë's fourth and final novel, Villette follows famously passive protagonist 23-year-old Lucy Snowe as she begins a new life in a fictional town based on Brussels. The emphasis of this novel is on a deep psychological portrait of Lucy, rather than a complex plot. In line with this, the ending of the novel is rather ambiguous leaving the reader to subconciously assign happiness or tragedy to the conclusion of Lucy's story. 

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