Talk:The Professor (novel)

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Assessment comment[edit]

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The present wording would be more accurate, I think, if amended on the following lines:

The book is the story of a lonely, proud and difficult young Englishman, William Crimsworth, an orphan who rejects his prosperous and socially elevated relations. It describes his maturation after leaving school, his loves and his work, particularly as a teacher in Belgium (professeur in French). At a girls’ school there, he repels the advances of the proprietress but is attracted by a shy (and orphaned) Swiss teacher. The story is partly based upon Charlotte Brontë's experiences in Brussels, where she taught English in 1842 and again from 1843 to 1844.

The Lawless One (talk) 14:36, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

Last edited at 14:36, 26 March 2009 (UTC). Substituted at 08:20, 30 April 2016 (UTC)