Shirley: Classic Novel: (With Audiobook Link) by Charlotte Brontë

Shirley: Classic Novel: (With Audiobook Link)

byCharlotte Brontë

Kobo ebook | July 22, 2013

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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 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 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.

The novel is set in a fictional part of Yorkshire, comprising the parishes of Briarfield and Nunneley. The main town of the district is Stillborough. The Keeldar family home in Shirley is called Fieldhead. Charlotte Brontë based Fieldhead on the Elizabethan manor house Oakwell Hall.

Title:Shirley: Classic Novel: (With Audiobook Link)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:July 22, 2013Publisher:Unsecretbooks.comLanguage:English

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