Shirley

Shirley

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by Charlotte Bronte
     
 

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Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Bront�. It was Bront�'s second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under Bront�'s pseudonym Currer Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811�12, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of…  See more details below

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Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Bront�. It was Bront�'s second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under Bront�'s pseudonym Currer Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811�12, 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's 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.

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ISBN-13:
2940149309375
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
03/22/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
591 KB

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