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Vendor: Sayre Street Books
Publication Date: 2015
Charlotte Brontë followed up the very successful publication of Jane Eyre with Shirley, a social chronicle of England during the Napoleonic wars and Luddite revolts of 1811-12. The novel contrasts two very different characters: Caroline Helstone and Shirley Keeldar; one is trapped in a life devoid of privilege, the other set free by sudden wealth.
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The eldest of the three Brontë sisters, Charlotte is best known for her novel Jane Eyre, which was published under the pseudonym Currer Bell. Brontë's works were revolutionary for their time, reflecting a truthfulness about love and relationships that was not common in Victorian-era England. While Jane Eyre was, and continues to be, her most popular work, Charlotte Brontë published numerous works during her short life, including juvenilia, poetry, and the novels Shirley and Villette. Charlotte Brontë died in 1855, outliving both of her sisters, Anne and Emily. Collectively, the Brontë sisters' novels are considered literary standards that continue to influence modern writers.