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Shirley

Charlotte Brontë

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

Penguin Classics presents Charlotte Brontë's Shirley, adapted for audio and now available as a digital download as part of the Penguin English Library series. Read by the actor Juliet Stevenson. 'Alas, Experience! No other mentor has so wasted and frozen a face as yours: none wears a robe so black, none bears a rod so heavy ...' 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? Afforable, collectable, quality production-perfect for on-the-go listening.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Juliet Stevenson

Length:

5h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:21


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

14:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

13:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

14:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

14:10


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

15:03


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

14:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:36