Shirley Summary
Charlotte Brontë

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Shirley Summary

Some readers have found it remarkable that they could read all the novels of Jane Austen and find no clue to the fact that the author had lived through three of the most momentous events in English history: the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars. Austen deals only with private life.

While Charlotte Bronte was not alive during the era of the Luddite Riots of 1811-1812, her father was; and...

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