Shirley & The Professor

Shirley The Professor Shirley is the story of a complicated friendship between two very different women shy and socially constrained Caroline the poor niece of a tyrannical clergyman and the independent heiress Shirley w

  • Title: Shirley & The Professor
  • Author: Charlotte Brontë
  • ISBN: 9781857152920
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shirley is the story of a complicated friendship between two very different women shy and socially constrained Caroline, the poor niece of a tyrannical clergyman and the independent heiress Shirley, who has both the resources and the spirit to defy convention The romantic entanglements of the two women with a local mill owner and his penniless brother pit the claims ofShirley is the story of a complicated friendship between two very different women shy and socially constrained Caroline, the poor niece of a tyrannical clergyman and the independent heiress Shirley, who has both the resources and the spirit to defy convention The romantic entanglements of the two women with a local mill owner and his penniless brother pit the claims of passion against the boundaries of class and society.The Professor the first novel Bront completed, the last to be published is both a disturbing love story and the coming of age tale of a self made man At its center is William Crimsworth, who has come to Brussels to work as an instructor in a school for girls When he becomes entangled with Zor ide Reuter, a charismatic and brilliantly intellectual woman, the fervor of her feelings threatens both her own engagement and William s chance of finding true love.

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    About “Charlotte Brontë

    • Charlotte Brontë

      Charlotte Bront was a British novelist, the eldest out of the three famous Bront sisters whose novels have become standards of English literature See also Emily Bront and Anne Bront.Charlotte Bront was born in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the third of six children, to Patrick Bront formerly Patrick Brunty , an Irish Anglican clergyman, and his wife, Maria Branwell In April 1820 the family moved a few miles to Haworth, a remote town on the Yorkshire moors, where Patrick had been appointed Perpetual Curate This is where the Bront children would spend most of their lives Maria Branwell Bront died from what was thought to be cancer on 15 September 1821, leaving five daughters and a son to the care of her spinster sister Elizabeth Branwell, who moved to Yorkshire to help the family.In August 1824 Charlotte, along with her sisters Emily, Maria, and Elizabeth, was sent to the Clergy Daughters School at Cowan Bridge in Lancashire, a new school for the daughters of poor clergyman which she would describe as Lowood School in Jane Eyre The school was a horrific experience for the girls and conditions were appalling They were regularly deprived of food, beaten by teachers and humiliated for the slightest error The school was unheated and the pupils slept two to a bed for warmth Seven pupils died in a typhus epidemic that swept the school and all four of the Bront girls became very ill Maria and Elizabeth dying of tuberculosis in 1825 Her experiences at the school deeply affected Bront her health never recovered and she immortalised the cruel and brutal treatment in her novel, Jane Eyre Following the tragedy, their father withdrew his daughters from the school.At home in Haworth Parsonage, Charlotte and the other surviving children Branwell, Emily, and Anne continued their ad hoc education In 1826 her father returned home with a box of toy soldiers for Branwell They would prove the catalyst for the sisters extraordinary creative development as they immediately set to creating lives and characters for the soldiers, inventing a world for them which the siblings called Angria The siblings became addicted to writing, creating stories, poetry and plays Bront later said that the reason for this burst of creativity was that We were wholly dependent on ourselves and each other, on books and study, for the enjoyments and occupations of life The highest stimulus, as well as the liveliest pleasure we had known from childhood upwards, lay in attempts at literary composition After her father began to suffer from a lung disorder, Charlotte was again sent to school to complete her education at Roe Head school in Mirfield from 1831 to 1832, where she met her lifelong friends and correspondents, Ellen Nussey and Mary Taylor During this period 1833 , she wrote her novella The Green Dwarf under the name of Wellesley The school was extremely small with only ten pupils meaning the top floor was completely unused and believed to be supposedly haunted by the ghost of a young lady dressed in silk This story fascinated Bront and inspired the figure of Mrs Rochester in Jane Eyre.Bront left the school after a few years, however she swiftly returned in 1835 to take up a position as a teacher, and used her wages to pay for Emily and Anne to be taught at the school However, teaching did not appeal to Bront and in 1838 she left Roe Head to become a governess to the Sidgewick family this was partly from a sense of adventure and a desire to see the world, and partly from financial necessity Charlotte became pregnant soon after her wedding, but her health declined rapidly and, according to Gaskell, she was attacked by sensations of perpetual nausea and ever recurring faintness She died, with her unborn child, on 31 March 1855, aged 38

    294 thoughts on “Shirley & The Professor

    • 4 stars for Shirley, 2 stars for The Professor. It was an interesting choice to pair Bronte's first book with her (I think?) next-to-last. You can really see her development as a writer and a person. And thank God for that development, because frankly, The Professor was pretty bad. She uses a male narrator, and let's hope she was either trying to be satirical or trying extra hard to hide the female authorship of the book, because he's one of the biggest male chauvinists ever to grace the pages o [...]

    • Wow. . .Charlotte Bronte defended The Professor to her dying day, hoping someone would publish her very first novel. However, in looking at it now, it's just plain bad! It is literally Charlotte's fantasies of someday being romantically involved with Professor Hegar at Pensionnait Hegar (the boarding school she went to in France) being projected into the novel. It's just plain bad. I love Charlotte, but not this!

    • I decided to read this one since it's about the Napoleonic Wars and I need to know more about it for Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norell that I plan on reading at some point (it's supposedly going to be a show!) Obviously, this is much more political than a typical Jane Austen novel, if it has anything to do with Napoleon. (I'm resigned to not reading any more Austen novels because of the marriage & money plots.) I just adore the Bronte sister's novels though. The writing is so unique, eloquen [...]

    • Neither of those books are my favourite from Charlotte Brontë, but I still enjoyed them. The three stars are for both of them.Shirley is said to be about his sister Emily and I am willing to believe it. Though the story is fictional, Shirley is probably exactly as Charlotte knew her, and Caroline is probably a lot like Charlotte saw herself. The characters are endearing, although we don't develop as close a bond to any of them as in Jane Eyre or Villette.However, the introduction is long, the m [...]

    • I borrowed this volume from the library to read "Shirley", having been warned not to read "The Professor", so my review is for the first novel only.The more of the Bronte sisters' work I read, the more of a crying shame it seems that they died so young, that they wasted their lives in an idleness that they disagreed with. Charlotte in particular was far too excellent an author for her time. In "Shirley" she is just beginning to get a high shine on her prose. She would've needed one more novel to [...]

    • ISBN: 978-0-307-26821-1(US) (hc) ©20083 volumes/chapters/ppI can't properly review this book (Shirley) because I couldn't even get through the first chapter. Skimming ahead, I saw tons of French that had no translation, so I didn't even try to tackle the rest. I may try to at a later date, but, until I find a version with the French translated or until I learn the language, I won't even bother. This goes for all of C. Bronte's books; the last one I read was chock full of French! And it's too ba [...]

    • Two stories. Both liked.'Shirley' was longer than it needed to be. I think it would make a lovely movie in the line of 'Pride and Prejudice'. There's some good banter. I find it funny that one of the last chapters is titled "Wherein Matters Make Some Progress, but Not Much". Ha. A lot of the chapters could have been so titled, but ironically this actual chapter did make progress. :)I think I like the 'Shirley' story line better, but probably enjoyed 'The Professor' more because it was much more [...]

    • The professor is ovbiusly the description of Charlotte's impossible love for ine of her teachers. The way she describes him and his virtues and his character She sees him as a perfect man Even sometimes it seems he sees himself as a perfect man in comparison to her or to other characters It wasn't at all bad but it wasn't my favourite book either I have to read Shirley.

    • My four-star rating applies mainly to Shirley; The Professor would only merit three stars, in my opinion. Shirley, however, was wonderful; I only wish that Charlotte Brontë had been brave enough to make it a lesbian love story! I loved both of the female protagonists, and I think that Shirley and Caroline would have made a lovely couple.

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