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A Charlotte Bronte best book, Shirley is indeed an enriching novel, which follows the contrasting lives and nature of its two heroines, Caroline Helstone, a shy single woman and Shirley Keeldar, vivacious young lady, who inherits her family’s local estate.
What makes this book stand out?
This novel by Charlotte Bronte is one of the most different and unique novels written by her. The characters of the novel are highly realistic and relatable with apt descriptions and characterizations and surely makes its way into one of the Charlotte Bronte best sellers.
Read it for
A book that combines social commentary so effortlessly is rare to find, and Shirley by Charlotte Bronte has managed to do that with much beauty and gravitas.
Don't read it for
The storyline gets a bit tedious in the middle.