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Shirley

Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
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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 1811–1812, 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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[Illustration: Moore placed his hand on his cousin's shoulder, stooped, and left a kiss on her forehead.]

SHIRLEY

BY CHARLOTTE BRONTË

T. Nelson & Sons

CONTENTS.

I. LEVITICAL 3

II. THE WAGONS 16

III. MR. YORKE 31

IV. MR. YORKE (CONTINUED) 40

V. HOLLOW'S COTTAGE 51

VI. CORIOLANUS 66

VII. THE CURATES AT TEA 85

VIII. NOAH AND MOSES 110

IX. BRIARMAINS 125

X. OLD MAIDS 147

XI. FIELDHEAD 164

XII. SHIRLEY AND CAROLINE 181

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