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November 6, 2005


Filed under: Audiobooks,BBC,Brussels,Charlotte Bronte,Downloads,Media,Productions,villette — by bronteana @ 4:46 pm

Villette Audio Adaptation

Right here: starring Catherine McCormack as Lucy Snowe, James Laurenson as Monsieur Paul Emanuel and Joseph Fiennes as Graham Bretton! Thanks to Biedroneczka! However am I going to study for the Classics midterm now?Life is good, notwithstanding that distressing review of Polly Teale's Bronte. 😉

Part One

Part Two

Part Three


  1. OMG Thank you soooo much!!!!!!!!!!
    This is FABULOUS!!!!

    I really can’t thank you enough!!! And Villette rocks my socks!!!!
    Its totally made my night!!!
    (and I have a Bronte paper due tomorrow as well :P)

    Comment by mysticgypsy — November 6, 2005 @ 11:05 pm |Reply

  2. Hi!
    I loved the Villette audio!!!
    Would you happen to have any on Jane Eyre?
    If you could let me know how to download/purchase it, that would be lovely!!!

    Thanks sooo much!!!

    Comment by mysticgypsy — November 7, 2005 @ 12:39 pm |Reply

  3. I still haven’t been able to download them myself! 😦 My computer is so archaic. And my internet connection is even worse! I’m holding out hope of getting a nice laptop when I go to gradschool. What’s an extra thousand dollars on top of all of the other fees? 😉

    I think this is the version I’ve heard so much about. I though Mr.Fiennes played M.Paul in that one, though. So maybe this is a different one? The other one is out of print. So confusing…

    I do indeed have some audio versions of Jane Eyre. I couldn’t say how many. o_O Let’s see… There’s one that is the best by far- 5 parts, with Megwynn Owen and Patrick Allen. I talked about it in several early posts. That’s really the only legitimate one I have that is dramatised by a cast. The other ones aren’t as good, and a few are hilariously bad… My favourite there is the one where the sound effect for Bertha sounds like a t-rex, and Mr Rochester is afraid of the dark and whenever Jane questions his explainations for why there’s a t-rex in his attic he says things like “let’s say it’s the wind and leave it at that…” 😀

    Like I said, my computer is slow but when I get a chance to, I will upload whichever one you’d like. Look over the old posts; I talk about each of them. Some of my friends might even help out here, since they have them as well- only their computers are infinately more co-operative. 🙂

    I think I may have two of WH. I know I have one for sure- its not very good. Kind of ‘inspired by’ WH, if you ask me. But I thought there was a longer one. Hm.

    Comment by Brontëana — November 7, 2005 @ 10:38 pm |Reply

  4. Hello and greetings. I am the soprano who recorded the role of Jane, and I wanted to inform you that the chamber opera based on Jane Eyre that premiered at the English National Opera is now available for purchase at,, and

    This chamber opera is entitled False Love/True Love and the text is taken directly from Bronte’s Jane Eyre. The music is remarkably beautiful as well as perfectly faithful to the text. The composer, Nils Vigeland, is the chair of Composition at the Manhattan School of Music. To know more about the composer please visit

    Please enjoy and all my best,

    Amy Goldstein

    Comment by Amy Goldstein — April 3, 2008 @ 3:56 am |Reply

  5. Unfortunately, your links to Villette Audio Adaptation are obsolete… I would so love to get my hands on this radio adaptation… Could you post them again?

    In the meantime, here is a link to a BBC radio show for the 150th anniversary of Villette.


    Comment by morthicia — February 4, 2009 @ 5:51 pm |Reply

  6. Sorry, the link didn’t come up in the previous comment, here it is again:


    Comment by morthicia — February 4, 2009 @ 5:52 pm |Reply

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