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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date October 1, 2006
Pages 664
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780141439860
ISBN-10 0141439866
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.75 by 7.50 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $11.00
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Summary
Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Set during the Napoleonic wars at a time of national economic struggles, this work depicts the conflict between classes, sexes and generations.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A passionate but unsentimental depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generations

Struggling manufacturer Robert Moore has introduced labour saving machinery to his Yorkshire mill, arousing a ferment of unemployment and discontent among his workers. Robert considers marriage to the wealthy and independent Shirley Keeldar to solve his financial woes, yet his heart lies with his cousin Caroline, who, bored and desperate, lives as a dependent in her uncle's home with no prospect of a career. Shirley, meanwhile, is in love with Robert's brother, an impoverished tutor - a match opposed by her family. As industrial unrest builds to a potentially fatal pitch, can the four be reconciled? Set during the Napoleonic wars at a time of national economic struggles, Shirley (1849) is an unsentimental, yet passionate depiction of conflict between classes, sexes and generations.

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