Revisiting Villette’s heroine

The heroine of Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, Lucy Snowe, is an iconic unreliable narrator, a true outsider who carefully observes and carefully divulges what she has seen and what she knows. Who are you, Miss Snowe?” she inquired, in a tone of such undisguised and unsophisticated curiosity, as made me laugh in my turn. 307 Villette is…