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Shirley - Charlotte Brontë, Janet Gezari
Shirley
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Shirley is Charlotte Bront:e e's only historical novel and her most topical one. Written at a time of social unrest, it is set during the period of the Napoleonic Wars, when economic hardship led to riots in the woollen district of Yorkshire. A mill-owner, Robert Moore, is determined to... show more
Shirley is Charlotte Bront:e e's only historical novel and her most topical one. Written at a time of social unrest, it is set during the period of the Napoleonic Wars, when economic hardship led to riots in the woollen district of Yorkshire. A mill-owner, Robert Moore, is determined to introduce new machinery despite fierce opposition from his workers; he ignores their suffering, and puts his own life at risk .Robert sees marriage to the wealthy Shirley Keeldar as the solution to his difficulties, but he loves his cousin Caroline. She suffers misery and frustration, and Shirley has her own ideas about the man she will choose to marry. The friendship between the two women, and the contrast between their situations, is at the heart of this compelling novel, which is suffused with Bront":'s deep yearning for an earlier time.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199540808 (0199540802)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 572
Edition language: English
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Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it
5.0 Shirley
How is it that I never read this book before now? It's magnificent! It's everything I love about Jane Eyre, but with so much more to satisfy my more mature literary palate.It has Charlotte's beautiful, lyric language, serious discussions about religion and spirituality, not just one but two heroin...
Światy z półki
Światy z półki rated it
4.0 Shirley
[http://swiatyzpolki.blogspot.com/2014/07/019-charlotte-bronte-shirley.html] Z najsławniejszą z sióstr, Charlotte, miałam już do czynienia przy lekturze Dziwne losy Jane Eyre. Mogłam przypuszczać, że wiem z czym "jeść" książki jej autorstwa, bo poniekąd poznałam jej styl. I chyba się troszkę pomylił...
Zielono w głowie
Zielono w głowie rated it
3.5
Kim był Currer Bell? Na wypadek jakiegoś konkursu zapamiętajcie to nazwisko - to nikt inny tylko Charlotte Brontë we własnej osobie. Pod takim pseudonimem wydawała swoje powieści, pod takim też mianem po raz pierwszy na brytyjskim rynku ukazała się "Shirley". Jest to książka, która nie trzyma poziom...
JulieM
JulieM rated it
3.0 Shirley (Penguin Classics)
Unfortunately, this is no Jane Eyre. But if you want to spend 25 hours listening to a marriage plot where the heroines waste away because of unrequited love, then this might be the book for you. I was disappointed at the sexism in this book. Jane Eyre is such a great heroine and one of the things...
Gypsy Reviews
Gypsy Reviews rated it
Originally posted at Gypsy Reviews.Shirley is undoubtedly a very unique novel, unlike Brontë’s other novels, it focuses more on social and political issues rather than the story. I do not claim to be an expert on these matters at all because I have little knowledge of the Napoleonic Wars and therefo...
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