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Published: 15 July 2008

624 Pages

ISBN: 9780199540808

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New Edition

Charlotte Brontë
Edited by Margaret Smith, Herbert Rosengarten, and Janet Gezari

Oxford World's Classics

  • Shirley is Charlotte Brontë's only historical novel and her most topical one, and it also expresses her sense of bereavement following the deaths of her three siblings.
  • Partners the most authoritative text with the critically up-to-date editorial apparatus.
  • Book reset to improve its appearance while retaining the authoritative Clarendon edition text
  • Janet Gezari's new introduction highlights the personal events in Brontë's life that influenced the sense of loss in the novel as well as the social and political context of the Chartist riots, the independence of women, and the relation of Shirley to Brontë's other writing.
  • New and up-to-date bibliography.
  • Revised notes include translations of all the French phrases in the novel for the first time.

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