Shirley

  • by Charlotte Brontë
  • Narrated by Georgina Sutton
  • 23 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following the tremendous success of Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë returned to pen a novel every bit as romantic and compelling as her first, but with deeper, heartier themes as she captured the social and political currents of the newly industrialized United Kingdom of 1812. Set in a chaotic time in England, during the height of the Napoleonic Wars, Caroline Helstone's world is turned upside down when she meets the vivacious Shirley Keeldar. Shirley becomes a beacon of light for Caroline as the two become close friends. However, Caroline is soon shocked to discover that Shirley has won the affections of Robert Moore, the impoverished mill owner whom she loves. Fully representative of Yorkshire life at the time, Brontë's second novel is completely gripping, unrelenting and utterly wrenching in its portrayal.
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Very much enjoyed

Great book. A little long winded at times but still worth a listen. Excellent narration.
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- Hallesaspberry

Long but gets there in the end

Very long story and rather slow. Fascinating insight into lives of gentlewomen in 1800s and last dozen chapters very enjoyable.
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- Mrs. K. Sowden

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-07-2014
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks