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BRONTE, C.: Villette (Abridged)

Written by the author of the ever-popular Jane Eyre, Villette is widely admired as Charlotte Brontë’s finest work. The story follows the fortunes of a young teacher at a girls’ school in the French town of Villette and is superbly told by Mandy Weston. It is an adventure story, a romance and a French lesson all in one! The much-praised unabridged recording released last year returns here in a more accessible abridged format.



Disc 1

  Villette (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: Breton 00:03:44
2.   Play with flash player That same evening at nine o'clock… 00:05:47
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 2: Paulina 00:06:28
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 3: The Playmates 00:06:09
5.   Play with flash player She had scarce been at Breton two months… 00:04:01
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 4: Miss Marchmont 00:03:54
7.   Play with flash player 'Raise me. I feel young tonight…' 00:04:50
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 5: Turning a New Leaf 00:02:43
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 6: London 00:03:37
10.   Play with flash player Whether this particular young lady… 00:05:10
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 7: Villette 00:05:33
12.   Play with flash player On I went, hurrying fast… 00:05:50
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 8: Madame Beck 00:05:32
14.   Play with flash player I was one day sitting upstairs… 00:06:48
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 9: Isidore 00:06:49


Disc 2

  Villette (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 10: Dr. John 00:06:37
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 11: The Portress's Cabinet 00:06:47
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 : The Casket 00:05:39
4.   Play with flash player All at once, quick rang the bell… 00:04:05
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 13: A Sneeze Out of Season 00:05:03
6.   Play with flash player I had learnt something from the above scene. 00:03:37
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 14: The Fete 00:03:06
8.   Play with flash player The great day arrived… 00:06:09
9.   Play with flash player In an instant we were out of doors… 00:04:42
10.   Play with flash player No sooner was the play over… 00:04:35
11.   Play with flash player I believe I could have picked out… 00:03:29
12.   Play with flash player Somehow I could not avoid returning… 00:03:23
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 15: The Long Vacation 00:05:46
14.   Play with flash player The cretin being gone… 00:06:38
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 16: Auld Lang Syne 00:03:57
16.   Play with flash player Reader, I felt alarmed… 00:04:28


Disc 3

  Villette (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Sit down, sit down,' said my conductress. 00:04:28
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 17: La Terasse 00:07:05
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 18: We Quarrel 00:06:09
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 19: Cleopatra 00:03:12
5.   Play with flash player Suddenly, a light tap visited my shoulder 00:03:54
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 20: The Concert 00:03:27
7.   Play with flash player We alighted under a portico… 00:05:02
8.   Play with flash player On the concert I need not dwell… 00:03:20
9.   Play with flash player The concert over, the Lottery… 00:05:18
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 21: Reaction 00:06:24
11.   Play with flash player After breakfast my custom was to withdraw… 00:03:55
12.   Play with flash player I stole from the room… 00:03:53
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 22: The Letter 00:03:46
14.   Play with flash player A warm hand, taking my cold fingers… 00:03:42
15.   Play with flash player Chapter 23: Vashti 00:04:58
16.   Play with flash player Towards midnight, when the deepening tragedy… 00:06:44


Disc 4

  Villette (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 24: M. De Bassompierre 00:05:15
2.   Play with flash player The keen, still cold of the morning… 00:04:37
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 25: The Little Countess 00:03:17
4.   Play with flash player Next day, when we were all assembled… 00:04:27
5.   Play with flash player But she had other moods besides… 00:04:48
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 26: A Burial 00:03:36
7.   Play with flash player At seven o'clock the moon rose. 00:03:24
8.   Play with flash player Paulina Mary sought my frequent presence… 00:04:42
9.   Play with flash player Our German mistress, Fraulein Anna Braun… 00:03:34
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 27: The Hotel Crecy 00:05:03
11.   Play with flash player At dinner that day… 00:05:01
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 28: The Watchguard 00:03:46
13.   Play with flash player After all this amiability… 00:05:39
14.   Play with flash player Chapter 29: Monsieur's Fete 00:03:52
15.   Play with flash player At last there issued forth a voice… 00:04:11
16.   Play with flash player Yet with a strange evanescent anger… 00:06:29


Disc 5

  Villette (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 30: M. Paul 00:03:28
2.   Play with flash player 'Women of intellect' was his next theme. 00:03:54
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 31: The Dryad 00:04:21
4.   Play with flash player 'Goodnight' left my lips in sound… 00:05:56
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 32: The First Letter 00:06:49
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 33: M. Paul Keeps His Promise 00:03:53
7.   Play with flash player The meal over, the party were free… 00:04:30
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 34: Malevola 00:05:48
9.   Play with flash player Leaving Madame Walraven's inhospitable salon… 00:06:26
10.   Play with flash player Perhaps the musing fit… 00:04:14
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 35: Fraternity 00:05:42
12.   Play with flash player After school that day… 00:05:13
13.   Play with flash player Chapter 36: The Apple of Discord 00:06:19
14.   Play with flash player You have not yet read the brochure… 00:07:07


Disc 6

  Villette (Abridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 37: Sunshine 00:05:04
2.   Play with flash player The room was now darkening… 00:04:34
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 38: Cloud 00:03:50
4.   Play with flash player The last day broke. 00:04:16
5.   Play with flash player All that evening I waited… 00:04:55
6.   Play with flash player Quiet Rue Fossette! 00:03:10
7.   Play with flash player The swaying tide swept this way… 00:05:15
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 39: Old and New Acquaintances 00:04:53
9.   Play with flash player We have looked at the city belle… 00:05:44
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 40: The Happy Pair 00:05:46
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 41: Faubourg Clothilde 00:05:56
12.   Play with flash player Chapter 42: Finis 00:03:37

Total Playing Time: 07:12:34






Author(s):
Bronte, Charlotte

Reader(s):
Weston, Mandy

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA690312

Barcode: 730099097321

Release Date: 08/2008

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