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The Resource Shirley, Charlotte Bronte

Shirley, Charlotte Bronte

Label
Shirley
Title
Shirley
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Bronte
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 is an unsentimental yet passionate depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generations." "In her introduction, Lucasta Miller discusses Charlotte Bronte's life at the time she wrote Shirley, and the novel's tone, language and treatment of social and political issues, especially the 'woman question' and industrial tensions. This edition also includes further reading, an appendix and notes."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Set during the Napoleonic wars at a time of national economic struggles, this work depicts the conflict between classes, sexes and generations
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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017379
Cataloging source
DLC
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1816-1855
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Brontë, Charlotte
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Miller, Lucasta
  • Cox, Jessica
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True
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Yorkshire (England)
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Shirley, Charlotte Bronte
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxxiii]-xxxiv)
Control code
000041026227
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction by Lucasta Miller.
Extent
xxxvi, 664 p.
Isbn
9780141439860
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Shirley, Charlotte Bronte
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxxiii]-xxxiv)
Control code
000041026227
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
  • New ed. /
  • with an introduction by Lucasta Miller.
Extent
xxxvi, 664 p.
Isbn
9780141439860
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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