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Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
By: (1816-1855)

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë is a captivating novel that delves into the complexities of class, gender, and societal expectations in 19th century England. The story follows the lives of two women, the independent and strong-willed Shirley and the kind-hearted Caroline, as they navigate love, betrayal, and friendship in a time of political and social upheaval.

Brontë’s vivid descriptions and rich character development bring the world of Shirley to life, immersing the reader in the beauty and harsh realities of rural Yorkshire. The dialogues are sharp and engaging, revealing the inner thoughts and emotions of the characters in a compelling way.

The novel also explores themes of feminism and women’s rights, as Shirley and Caroline challenge the constraints placed upon them by society and strive to carve out their own paths in a world dominated by men. Their courage and resilience in the face of adversity make them relatable and inspiring protagonists.

Overall, Shirley is a thought-provoking and well-written novel that offers a glimpse into the lives of women in the 19th century and the struggles they faced in a society that sought to silence and control them. Brontë’s insightful commentary on gender roles and societal norms still resonates today, making this timeless classic a must-read for anyone interested in feminist literature and historical fiction.

Book Description:
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 1811–1812, 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.

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Reviewer: - November 15, 2018
This is so boring I could not finish listening! I really did try, even with some of the bad readers.

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