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Shirley - Charlotte Brontë
Shirley
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This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Shirley" by Charlotte Bronte. 'Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy ...'. Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to... show more
This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "Shirley" by Charlotte Bronte. 'Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy ...'. Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline, who, bored and desperate, lives as a dependent in her uncle's home with no prospect of a career. Shirley, meanwhile, is in love with Robert's brother, an impoverished tutor - a match opposed by her family. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled? "The Penguin English Library" contains 100 paperbacks of the best fiction written in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141199535 (0141199539)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 702
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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