Shirley by Charlotte Bronte

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review

This is not an author I’m ever going to connect with emotionally or intuitively, I don’t think, but I value the insight into a personality and writing that is so different from my usual fare.
-Dear Author

Synopsis

Shirley tells the story of conflicted mill-owner Robert Moore, whose desire to restore his family honour and fortune is in direct conflict with that of his heart. Set during the Napoleonic War in a period of economic unrest, Shirley is the tale of discovering what is most important in life: wealth and restoring one's family name or love and self-fulfillment.

HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital form, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

 

About Charlotte Bronte

See more books from this Author
Charlotte Bronte, the third of six children, was born April 21, 1816, to the Reverend Patrick Bronte and Maria Branwell Bronte in Yorkshire, England. Along with her sisters, Emily and Anne, she produced some of the most impressive writings of the 19th century. The Brontes lived in a time when women used pseudonyms to conceal their female identity, hence Bronte's pseudonym, Currer Bell. Charlotte Bronte was only five when her mother died of cancer. In 1824, she and three of her sisters attended the Clergy Daughter's School in Cowan Bridge. The inspiration for the Lowood School in the classic Jane Eyre was formed by Bronte's experiences at the Clergy Daughter's School. Her two older sisters died of consumption because of the malnutrition and harsh treatment they suffered at the school. Charlotte and Emily Bronte returned home after the tragedy. The Bronte sisters fueled each other's creativity throughout their lives. As young children, they wrote long stories together about a complex imaginary kingdom they created from a set of wooden soldiers. In 1846, Charlotte Bronte, with her sisters Emily and Anne published a thin volume titled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. In the same year, Charlotte Bronte attempted to publish her novel, The Professor, but was rejected. One year later, she published Jane Eyre, which was instantly well received. Charlotte Bronte's life was touched by tragedy many times. Despite several proposals of marriage, she did not accept an offer until 1854 when she married the Reverend A. B. Nicholls. One year later, at the age of 39, she died of pneumonia while she was pregnant. Her previously rejected novel, The Professor, was published posthumously in 1857.
 
Published January 5, 1999 by Modern Library. 497 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Romance, Religion & Spirituality, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences, War, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Shirley
All: 1 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 0

Dear Author

Above average
Reviewed by Sunita on Jul 06 2015

This is not an author I’m ever going to connect with emotionally or intuitively, I don’t think, but I value the insight into a personality and writing that is so different from my usual fare.

Read Full Review of Shirley | See more reviews from Dear Author

Reader Rating for Shirley
72%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 114 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×