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Shirley (Collins Classics)

Shirley (Collins Classics) (Paperback)

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`Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within as on the state of things without and around us.'





Considered one of her less well-known novels, Shirley is Charlotte Bronte's only historical work, set during the Napoleonic Wars. Wealthy and independent, Shirley is very different from her friend Caroline, who has few prospects and is dependent on her uncle. Struggling mill owner Robert Moore considers marriage to the monied Shirley in order to secure his financial future; however, it is Caroline who he loves, while Shirley has fallen for Robert's brother, an impoverished tutor who is deemed an unsuitable match for her. Unsentimental, yet unflinching in her honest portrayal of love, class conflict and identity, Bronte uses the backdrop of her beloved Yorkshire to play out the tensions and dramas of a society facing social and industrial upheaval.

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Bronte sister authors. Her novels are considered masterpieces of English literature - the most famous of which is Jane Eyre.

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