Shirley by Charlotte Bronte
Set in the industrializing England of the Napoleonic wars and Luddite revolts of 1811-12, Shirley (1849) is the story of two contrasting heroines. One is the shy Caroline Helstone, who is trapped in the oppressive atmosphere of a Yorkshire rectory and whose bare life symbolizes the plight of single women in the nineteenth century. The other is the vivacious Shirley Keeldar, who inherits a local estate and whose wealth liberates her from convention. A work that combines social commentary with the more private preoccupations of Jane Eyre, Shirley demonstrates the full range of Bronte's literary talent.
- The World’s Classics Series XIV
- Publisher Grant Richards, London; 1903
- Burgundy Cloth Hardback With Gilt Title, 645pp
- Size 160 x 110mm, 450g
Condition: Good – No Dust Jacket, No Inscriptions, Slight Rubbing To Edges, Good Copy
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