Late Victorian Printing of Charlotte Bronte’s Shirley.
‘Of late years, an abundant shower of curates has fallen upon the north of England: they lie very thick on the hills; every parish has one or more of them; they are young enough to be very active, and ought to be doing a great deal of good”.
BRONTE, Charlotte [Currer Bell] (1816-55). Shirley A Tale.
Interior: pages lightly age toned.
Binding: contemporary half pebbled black/blue roan (some wear, inner hinges at front are broken, rear hinges lightly splitting, wear to edges of boards).
8vo. [London]: The Daily Telegraph, [no date c.1899].
Printed as part of the Daily Telegraph’s ‘Best 100 Novels’ series.
Shirley is Charlotte Bronte’s second novel, originally published in 1849, set in Yorkshire in 1811-1812, against the backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry. Interesting fact, the popularity of the novel led to the name ‘Shirley’ becoming a woman’s name.
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