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Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
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Jun 28, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, 2014, 5-star, favorites, ravelry-classic-literature, librivox
Read from September 30 to December 28, 2014

How is it that I never read this book before now? It's magnificent! It's everything I love about Jane Eyre, but with so much more to satisfy my more mature literary palate.

It has Charlotte's beautiful, lyric language, serious discussions about religion and spirituality, not just one but two heroines to root for, feminism, romance, societal inequality and social justice.

It is very nearly the perfect novel.

And since I've apparently become an inarticulate, gushing fool, I'll stop now.

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Charlotte Brontë
“When you behold an aspect for whose constant gloom and frown you cannot account, whose unvarying cloud exasperates you by its apparent causelessness, be sure that there is a canker somewhere, and a canker not the less deeply corroding because concealed.”
Charlotte Brontë, Shirley

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