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Shirley (Penguin Classics)

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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 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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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?

About the Author

Charlotte Brontë (1816–1855) is the author of Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, and The Professor (published posthumously).

Jessica Cox is a research student and postgraduate tutorial assistant in the Department of English at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Lucasta Miller is the author of The Brontë Myth and writes for the Guardian.

Heather Glen teaches at the University of Cambridge and is the editor of the Penguin Classics edition of Charlotte Bront‛s The Professor.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141439860
Author:
Bronte, Charlotte
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Miller, Lucasta
Introduction:
Miller, Lucasta
Editor:
Cox, Jessica
Author:
Hook, Andrew
Author:
Cox, Jessica
Author:
Hook, Judith
Author:
Bront
Author:
Miller, Lucasta
Author:
, Charlotte
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Textile industry
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.36x4.45x1.23 in. 1.02 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , 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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