A work that combines social commentary with the more private preoccupations of Jane Eyre, Shirley demonstrates the full range of Brontë's literary talent. "Shirley is a revolutionary novel," wrote Brontë biographer Lyndall Gordon. "Shirley follows Ja ...Continua
Ha scritto il 31/05/16
Shirley is the second novel written by Charlotte Brontë, her first one was the most famous Jane Eyre. As Charlotte Brontë said at the beginning of the story Shirley is not like Jane Eyre: " If you think, from this prelude, that anything like a roman...Continua
Ha scritto il 28/05/15
This is a masterpiece. A revolutionary, feminist, intelligent, brave book. Please don't approach it as an easy-reading romantic novel, it deserves better. "I think I now see the judicious reader putting on his spectacles to look for the moral. It wou...Continua
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Charlotte Bronte is my least favourite of the Brontes. I really didn't care much for Jane Eyre and Villette was only a bit better. I thought Shirley would be the book of hers that I was most likely to like as it looked at "social issues" rather than...Continua

Ha scritto il Oct 25, 2013, 10:51
[...] at eighteen the true narrative of life is yet to be commenced. Before that time we sit listening to a tale, a marvellous fiction, delightful sometimes, and sad sometimes, almost always unreal. Before that time our world is heroic, its inhabitan...Continua
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[...]the true poet, quiet externally though he may be, has often a truculent spirit under his placidity, and is full of shrewdness in his meekness, and can measure the whole stature of those who look down on him, and correctly ascertain the weight an...Continua

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