The Novel
Shirley, Charlotte Brontë’s third novel, was published in 1849. The scene is laid in the Yorkshire country in the period 1811–12, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The heroine, Shirley, was drawn from the author’s own sister Emily. The other characters include three raw curates,— Mr. Malone, Mr. Sweeting, and Mr. Donne,…

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