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Shirley - Charlotte Brontë, Lucasta Miller, Jessica Cox
Shirley
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Set during the Napoleonic wars at a time of national economic struggles, Shirley is an unsentimental yet passionate depiction of conflict among classes, sexes, and generations. Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar, yet his heart... show more
Set during the Napoleonic wars at a time of national economic struggles, Shirley is an unsentimental yet passionate depiction of conflict among classes, sexes, and generations. Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline. Shirley, meanwhile, is in love with Robert’s brother, an impoverished tutor. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141439860 (0141439866)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 624
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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