The Professor

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The Professor by Charlotte Brontë

Author: Charlotte Brontë | Published: 1857

The Professor Synopsis

In The Professor, William travels to Brussels to teach at a boarding school and falls in love with a student-teacher, Frances.

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THE other day, in looking over my papers, I found in my desk the following copy of a letter, sent by me a year since to an old school acquaintance:—


“I think when you and I were at Eton together, we were neither of us what could be called popular characters: you were a sarcastic, observant, shrewd, cold-blooded creature; my own portrait I will not attempt to draw, but I cannot recollect that it was a strikingly attractive one—can you? What animal magnetism drew thee and me together I know not; certainly I never experienced anything of the Pylades and Orestes sentiment for you, and I have reason to believe that you, on your part, were equally free from all romantic regard to me. Still, out of school hours we walked and talked continually together; when the theme of conversation was our companions or our masters we understood each other, and when I recurred to some sentiment of affection, some vague love of an excellent or beautiful object, whether in animate or inanimate nature, your sardonic coldness did not move me. I felt myself superior to that check THEN as I do NOW.

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Charlotte Brontë's Books on PageVio

Novels: Jane EyreShirley | Villette | The Professor

JuveniliaThe Search After Happiness

Non-fictionBiographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell

PoetryRichard Coeur de Lion and Blondel | Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

Here's a full list of Charlotte Brontë's books.

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