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Shirley
by Charlotte Bronte


Overview - A passionate but unsentimental depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generations
Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers.
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Overview
A passionate but unsentimental depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generations
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? Set during the Napoleonic wars at a time of national economic struggles, "Shirley "(1849) is an unsentimental, yet passionate depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generations.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust theseries to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-datetranslations by award-winning translators."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780141439860
  • ISBN-10: 0141439866
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: October 2006
  • Page Count: 664
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP

Series: Penguin Classics

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