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Shirley By Charlotte Brontë
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Published in 1849 under the pseudonym Currer Bell, Shirley was Charlotte Bronte’s second novel. In a break from the usual scenery depicted by other Bronte novels, Shirley is centred on the... More > textile industry of Yorkshire during the Napoleonic Wars, dealing with the plight of those laid off and the subsequent breaking of machinery in the Luddite movement. While the scenery differs, the normal sweep of plot development remains intact with an eponymous female lead character making strong decisions for her own benefit rather than what might be expected by an over-demanding social set. There are certain autobiographical elements in the novel though for the most part these are restricted to associations of the characters with Charlotte’s sisters, Anne and Emily, both of whom had died during the writing process. Following close behind Jane Eyre, Charlotte might have been expecting another best seller, but this time the reception was more muted.< Less
Shirley By Charlotte Brontë
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Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under Brontë's pseudonym Currer... More > Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811–1812, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry.< Less
Shirley By Charlotte Brontë
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Shirley Keeldar is an orphaned heiress to a fortune, a headstrong, independent and determined young woman. The novel is set in Yorkshire during the industrial depression. The major themes are the... More > explicit historical theme of industrial unrest in early nineteenth century Britain; and the implicit theme of the role of women in society. Shirley is a landowner, an independent heiress whose parents are dead and who lives with Mrs. Pryor, an old governess. Shirley is lively, cheerful and full of ideas about how to use her money, how to help people and very interested in business concerns.< Less
Shirley By CHARLOTTE BRONTË'
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Shirley "Shirley," Charlotte Brontë's second novel, was published two years after "Jane Eyre"--on October 26, 1849. The writing of it was a tragedy. When the book was begun,... More > her brother, Branwell, and her two sisters, Emily and Anne Brontë, were alive. When it was finished all were dead, and Charlotte was left alone with her aged father. In the character of Shirley Keeldar the novelist tried to depict her sister Emily as she would have been had she been placed in health and prosperity. Nearly all the characters were drawn from life, and drawn so vividly that they were recognised locally.< Less
Shirley By Charlotte Brontë
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A work that combines social commentary with the more private preoccupations of Jane Eyre, Shirley demonstrates the full range of Brontë's literary talent. "Shirley is a revolutionary... More > novel," wrote Brontë biographer Lyndall Gordon. "Shirley follows Jane Eyre as a new exemplar but so much a forerunner of the feminist of the later twentieth century that it is hard to believe in her actual existence in 1811-12. She is a theoretic possibility: what a woman might be if she combined independence and means of her own with intellect. Charlotte Brontë imagined a new form of power, equal to that of men, in a confident young woman [whose] extraordinary freedom has accustomed her to think for herself....Shirley [is] Brontë's most feminist novel."< Less
Shirley By Charlotte Brontë
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A work that combines social commentary with the more private preoccupations of Jane Eyre, Shirley demonstrates the full range of Brontë's literary talent. "Shirley is a revolutionary... More > novel," wrote Brontë biographer Lyndall Gordon. "Shirley follows Jane Eyre as a new exemplar but so much a forerunner of the feminist of the later twentieth century that it is hard to believe in her actual existence in 1811-12. She is a theoretic possibility: what a woman might be if she combined independence and means of her own with intellect. Charlotte Brontë imagined a new form of power, equal to that of men, in a confident young woman [whose] extraordinary freedom has accustomed her to think for herself....Shirley [is] Brontë's most feminist novel."< Less
Shirley By Charlotte Brontë
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Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre. The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811–12,... More > during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry. The novel's popularity led to Shirley becoming a woman's name. The title character was given the name that her father had intended to give a son. Before the publication of the novel, Shirley was an uncommon - but distinctly male - name and would have been an unusual name for a woman. Today it is regarded as a distinctly female name and an uncommon male name.< Less
Shirley By Charlotte Bronte
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Shirley was Charlotte Bronte’s second novel. It deals with class conflict, the role of the churches and the position of women in a period when society was changing fast. Industrialisation and... More > the age of machines had arrived in the sleepy valleys of West Yorkshire, undermining cottage industry, employment prospects and living standards. The optimism and high hopes of a few contrasted sharply with the desperation and anger of the many. Desperate workers resorted to machine-breaking. King Ludd and his “demonic” troops stalked the land. A thoroughly good read from start to finish. Published in support of the Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent Salford, M5 4WX.< Less
Edwin Shirley By 1948 - 2013
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A selection of family and professional photographs of Edwin Shirley.
Shy Shirley. By Ratna Jalisatgi
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Shirley is a very shy cat.She would be by herself and not play with any other cat in the house.Soon she sees that she is missing all the fun that a cat usually has and then one day she joins the... More > other cats in their play. Does she have fun?You'll see.< Less