"Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte BrontÃ«. It was BrontÃ«'s second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under BrontÃ«'s pseudonym Currer Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811-12, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry." (Citation from Wikipedia: The free Encyclopaedia).
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