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Shirley, A Tale is a social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë, first published in 1849. 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 1811–12, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Brontë, Charlotte
Charlotte Brontë (1817-1855) was an English novelist and poet. She is well known for her book "Jane Eyre". She pioneered the first person narrative that focused on the protagonist's moral and spiritual development. In Jane Eyre, the heroine, a plain woman of no means, fights hard to win her heart's desire and was seen as an early model for today's feminist movement. Faded Page hosts Brontë's second novel, "Shirley", a melodrama about two women set against the backdrop of England's Industrial Revolution. The novel has reputed to have been the inspiration for the name 'Shirley' to become a woman's name. Prior to the book's publication it was primarily a man's name. (Charlotte Brontë: A Writer's Life)
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