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Shirley and the Professor

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)These two classic novels, together with Brontë's well-known Jane Eyre and Villette, comprise a magnificent oeuvre, each one a singular achievement of characterization, human understanding, and narrative elegance and drama. Shirley is the story of a complicated friendship between two very different women: shy and socially constrained Caroline, the poor niece of a tyrannical clergyman; and the independent heiress Shirley, who has both the resources and the spirit to defy convention. The romantic entanglements of the two women with a local mill owner and his penniless brother pit the claims of passion against the boundaries of class and society. The Professor—the first novel Brontë completed, the last to be published—is both a disturbing love story and the coming-of-age tale of a self-made man. At its center is William Crimsworth, who has come to Brussels to work as an instructor in a school for girls. When he becomes entangled with Zoräide Reuter, a charismatic and brilliantly intellectual woman, the fervor of her feelings threatens both her own engagement and William's chance of finding true love.

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A spirited heiress marries the brother of a Yorkshire mill owner whose use of labor-saving devices in his factory lead to unemployment and workmen's riots during the early 1800s in Shirley, and in The Professor, a Yorkshire millworker escapes a humiliating clerkship to teach in a Belgian girls' school and falls in love with a charismatic teacher.

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Charlotte Bront

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307773623
Subtitle:
The Professor
Publisher:
Everyman's Library/Alfred A. Knopf
Introduction:
Fraser, Rebecca
Author:
Bronte, Charlotte
Author:
Fraser, Rebecca
Author:
Brontë, Charlotte
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Textile industry
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080520
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
922

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"Synopsis" by , A spirited heiress marries the brother of a Yorkshire mill owner whose use of labor-saving devices in his factory lead to unemployment and workmen's riots during the early 1800s in Shirley, and in The Professor, a Yorkshire millworker escapes a humiliating clerkship to teach in a Belgian girls' school and falls in love with a charismatic teacher.
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