Shirley

Shirley

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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 Robertas brother, an impoverished tutor. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled?
Publisher: Zodiac,
ISBN: 9780701129989
0701129980
9780007449897
Branch Call Number: AF BRON

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julia_sedai
Sep 12, 2016

I really liked the overall plot and found it interesting to read about the societal conflicts during the 1810s in Yorkshire. However, it was a bit long and sometimes hard to follow. Shirley, the character whose name is the title of the book, doesn't even show up till halfway through. I recommend it if you like Brontë's other works. She does write a good romance story, although the character of Caroline drove me a bit crazy because she was a bit pathetic.

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