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BRONTE, C.: Shirley (Unabridged)

Following the tremendous success of Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë returned to pen a novel every bit as romantic and compelling as her first, but with deeper, heartier themes as she captured the social and political currents of the newly industrialised United Kingdom of 1812.

Set in a chaotic time in England, during the height of the Napoleonic Wars, Caroline Helstone’s world is turned upside down when she meets the vivacious Shirley Keeldar. Shirley becomes a beacon of light for Caroline as the two become close friends. However, Caroline is soon shocked to discover that Shirley has won the affections of Robert Moore, the impoverished mill owner whom she loves.

Fully representative of Yorkshire life at the time, Brontë’s second novel is gripping, unrelenting and utterly wrenching in its portrayal of steadfast love.



Disc 1

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 1 00:05:55
2.   Play with flash player Mr. Donne and his guests, as I have said… 00:05:18
3.   Play with flash player Mr. Sweeting was bantered about his stature… 00:06:43
4.   Play with flash player 'What do I talk about the gift of tongues' 00:06:06
5.   Play with flash player 'When Mike has been drinking for a few weeks…' 00:07:21
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:07:36
7.   Play with flash player With a queer, quiet smile Mr. Moore replied… 00:06:35
8.   Play with flash player Malone did not seem prepared to carry on briskly… 00:07:17
9.   Play with flash player In its fall was involved the English… 00:08:19
10.   Play with flash player The night was still, dark, and stagnant… 00:08:19
11.   Play with flash player Chapter 3 00:04:57


Disc 2

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player As the party turned into the Stilbro' road… 00:08:34
2.   Play with flash player 'If I judged them I'd give them short shrift!' 00:06:51
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 4 00:08:41
4.   Play with flash player It must also be remarked that if, as sometimes chanced… 00:08:50
5.   Play with flash player His dry - eyed and sober mourning scandalized… 00:09:38
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 5 00:08:22
7.   Play with flash player Instead, then, of harrowing up my reader's soul… 00:06:55
8.   Play with flash player Hortense, when she mentioned… 00:08:12
9.   Play with flash player I sometimes, you are aware… 00:07:51


Disc 3

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'I could be apprenticed to your trade…' 00:06:56
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 6 00:09:26
3.   Play with flash player The morning passed as usual. 00:07:54
4.   Play with flash player 'It will not be fair till the moon rises,'… 00:07:21
5.   Play with flash player You don't care whether I think you flatter me or not' 00:06:27
6.   Play with flash player 'What shall we do now, Caroline' 00:08:39
7.   Play with flash player 'I ask again…' 00:08:01
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 7 00:08:57
9.   Play with flash player Mr. Helstone opined that 'they were like other fools…' 00:05:26
10.   Play with flash player That was her father. 00:05:43


Disc 4

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player For the whole remnant of your life… 00:08:26
2.   Play with flash player Not only was she destined to be favoured… 00:08:02
3.   Play with flash player The proceeds of such compulsory… 00:07:36
4.   Play with flash player These strictures, he seemed to think… 00:07:20
5.   Play with flash player And now, in the natural course of events… 00:06:22
6.   Play with flash player Now, having caught these words… 00:07:19
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 8 00:08:19
8.   Play with flash player 'Joe's a sensible fellow,'… 00:07:29
9.   Play with flash player The active life to which he had been born… 00:07:39
10.   Play with flash player 'Brayvo, Noah o' Tim's!' 00:05:22


Disc 5

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player At length one of them approached. 00:05:31
2.   Play with flash player He still stood brooding in silence… 00:05:34
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 9 00:08:11
4.   Play with flash player The roof of the chapel did not fly off… 00:07:37
5.   Play with flash player Mr. Yorke, if a magic mirror were now held before you… 00:07:23
6.   Play with flash player Take Mr. Yorke's family in the aggregate… 00:08:56
7.   Play with flash player Rose was quite accustomed to be admonished by that… 00:07:53
8.   Play with flash player 'Will I Never! I've more sense.' 00:07:04
9.   Play with flash player 'He has been out of work three months.' 00:08:05
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 10 00:09:00


Disc 6

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player She was very quiet, and Robert paid her little attention… 00:08:02
2.   Play with flash player Mute was the room, mute the house. 00:07:58
3.   Play with flash player 'But their houses are dismal: they are both old maids.' 00:07:54
4.   Play with flash player She went to work at this business… 00:06:34
5.   Play with flash player Caroline was soon at home in that tiny parlour. 00:06:55
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 11 00:07:51
7.   Play with flash player She felt this night and prospect mournfully lovely. 00:07:48
8.   Play with flash player People never die of love or grief… 00:08:52
9.   Play with flash player The brown - panelled parlour was furnished… 00:06:03
10.   Play with flash player Tartar was a rather large, strong, and fierce - looking… 00:06:53


Disc 7

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'You must choose me for your churchwarden…' 00:05:48
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 12 00:07:41
3.   Play with flash player 'Our England is a bonny island,' said Shirley… 00:07:53
4.   Play with flash player 'I often wonder, Shirley, whether most men resemble my uncle…' 00:07:21
5.   Play with flash player 'Did you ever meet him' 00:07:37
6.   Play with flash player Miss Helstone's new acquaintance soon became of value… 00:07:48
7.   Play with flash player Here the fragment stopped, because Shirley's song… 00:05:59
8.   Play with flash player 'Of course, then,' observed Miss Keeldar… 00:05:59
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 13 00:07:13
10.   Play with flash player 'I saw that Robert felt its beauty…' 00:05:46
11.   Play with flash player 'How do you please to do' 00:05:48


Disc 8

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Late in the afternoon she dressed herself. 00:07:58
2.   Play with flash player Now, as on a thousand other occasions… 00:07:08
3.   Play with flash player 'We are aware that mermaids do not exist…' 00:08:04
4.   Play with flash player 'Hortense will be ready to shed tears.' 00:07:25
5.   Play with flash player 'Nothing, Robert.' But her voice faltered. 00:05:35
6.   Play with flash player 'Do you observe that Certainly I am disentangled…' 00:07:45
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 14 00:08:58
8.   Play with flash player 'Shirley, I never had a sister – you never had a sister…' 00:07:21
9.   Play with flash player 'Some people say we shouldn't give alms to the poor…' 00:07:01
10.   Play with flash player It was with some horror Miss Ainley heard this… 00:05:55
11.   Play with flash player Shirley caught and comprehended the expression. 00:04:57


Disc 9

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Chapter 15 00:08:07
2.   Play with flash player For the sake of air, as it appeared… 00:08:18
3.   Play with flash player Instead of re - entering the house, they strayed… 00:08:39
4.   Play with flash player 'You would say it is not much in my way…' 00:09:08
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 16 00:08:23
6.   Play with flash player But this year Shirley was to be with her… 00:07:34
7.   Play with flash player Besides, the lady of the manor… 00:06:45
8.   Play with flash player Only half - hiding! Peter saw the laugh… 00:05:56
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 17 00:05:50
10.   Play with flash player And he strode on with such a determined and deliberate gait… 00:06:44


Disc 10

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Caroline's ears yet rung with that thrilling whisper… 00:07:58
2.   Play with flash player Now and then, from the way in which he looked down… 00:07:37
3.   Play with flash player Shirley, as she watched, grew restless… 00:09:32
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 18 00:06:54
5.   Play with flash player Caroline, going a little apart, paced to and fro… 00:07:07
6.   Play with flash player 'I suppose you were angry with me, William' 00:06:49
7.   Play with flash player 'So am I, Joe,' replied Shirley… 00:06:54
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 19 00:06:53
9.   Play with flash player 'There is neither spirit nor flesh in the house…' 00:07:05
10.   Play with flash player 'They have done well,' returned Shirley… 00:08:42


Disc 11

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Robert is prepared.' 00:06:56
2.   Play with flash player The chance was not vouchsafed her… 00:08:00
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 20 00:07:36
4.   Play with flash player By this time the news of what had happened at the Hollow… 00:07:42
5.   Play with flash player 'Mr. Moore has, I believe, sent up for refreshments…' 00:06:37
6.   Play with flash player She resumed her usual cheerful and cordial manner… 00:07:52
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 21 00:08:26
8.   Play with flash player 'For errors of this sort is he to be the victim of mob outrage' 00:06:49
9.   Play with flash player Shirley gazed at the questioner with rising colour. 00:07:02
10.   Play with flash player The sort of reverent pleasure with which Caroline listened… 00:06:32


Disc 12

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'I said nothing to Mrs. Hardman…' 00:07:29
2.   Play with flash player 'You echo my uncle's words!' exclaimed Caroline… 00:06:54
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 22 00:08:11
4.   Play with flash player Meantime John moots doubtful questions… 00:07:03
5.   Play with flash player Separated from Miss Keeldar for the present… 00:04:32
6.   Play with flash player 'People hate to be reminded of ills…' 00:05:34
7.   Play with flash player Chapter 23 00:07:18
8.   Play with flash player Her reasons for the preference, as assigned by herself… 00:07:57
9.   Play with flash player She stopped, then went on… 00:07:52
10.   Play with flash player It was seldom she met with all these obnoxious qualities… 00:06:01
11.   Play with flash player After the meal Rose restored her to good - humour… 00:06:43


Disc 13

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player She took her bonnet from the table where it lay… 00:06:07
2.   Play with flash player She saw a visage like and unlike – Robert... 00:06:42
3.   Play with flash player Chapter 24 00:06:59
4.   Play with flash player With all this care it seemed strange the sick girl did not get well… 00:09:35
5.   Play with flash player She fell back on her pillow. 00:07:51
6.   Play with flash player The hymn followed him faintly… 00:07:28
7.   Play with flash player She held her to her bosom; she cradled her in her arms… 00:07:33
8.   Play with flash player 'It seems. so natural, mamma…' 00:05:01
9.   Play with flash player The respected ecclesiastic looked pleased… 00:05:41
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 25 00:06:09
11.   Play with flash player Long before the emaciated outlines of her aspect began to fill… 00:06:32


Disc 14

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Mamma, I am determined you shall not wear that old gown…' 00:06:01
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 26 00:07:59
3.   Play with flash player Henry Sympson, the only son and youngest child of the family… 00:08:05
4.   Play with flash player 'Well, well,' was her comment. 00:07:56
5.   Play with flash player Yet that name astonished her 'Shirley Keeldar, Sympson Grove…' 00:06:24
6.   Play with flash player 'Whether do you like me or mr. Sam Wynne best…' 00:06:34
7.   Play with flash player But Shirley was cool and lofty no longer… 00:06:49
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 27 00:08:10
9.   Play with flash player During Miss Keeldar's stay at the fashionable watering - place … 00:06:57
10.   Play with flash player His appearance had at first elicited some laughing… 00:05:03
11.   Play with flash player Her pure white dress, her fair arms. and neck… 00:05:35


Disc 15

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Possibly Miss Keeldar resented her former teacher's… 00:08:17
2.   Play with flash player There is one in this tribe too often miserable… 00:07:50
3.   Play with flash player 'This is a son of God…' 00:07:28
4.   Play with flash player 'We sat one on each side of him.' 00:08:06
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 28 00:08:14
6.   Play with flash player Harry limped forward. 00:07:02
7.   Play with flash player 'Well, sir, that if I lived to inherit my father's…' 00:07:05
8.   Play with flash player 'Did you want me, sir' she asked. 00:08:13
9.   Play with flash player 'As I stood leaning…' 00:05:45
10.   Play with flash player 'Why, Mr. Moore' 00:06:54


Disc 16

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Miss Keeldar, I had once, for two years…' 00:06:18
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 29 00:06:48
3.   Play with flash player 'It is pleasant to write about what is near and dear…' 00:06:50
4.   Play with flash player 'I myself am not her slave – I declare it…' 00:08:19
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 30 00:07:39
6.   Play with flash player 'Would you advise me to propose…' 00:06:16
7.   Play with flash player 'With this sensible resolve I walked up to Fieldhead…' 00:08:11
8.   Play with flash player '"There has been error in what I have done," I said…' 00:06:39
9.   Play with flash player 'Mary Cave was not what you think her, Yorke.' 00:09:15
10.   Play with flash player Chapter 31 00:08:16


Disc 17

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Mr. Sympson had been out… 00:08:01
2.   Play with flash player 'What, madam – what could be your reasons…' 00:07:58
3.   Play with flash player Mr. Sympson rose up furious. 00:06:56
4.   Play with flash player Mr. Sympson was becoming a little bewildered. 00:07:12
5.   Play with flash player Chapter 32 00:06:49
6.   Play with flash player For the best part of one winter night… 00:07:02
7.   Play with flash player Being seated, he takes from his satchel a book… 00:06:08
8.   Play with flash player 'Martin, how is Mr. Moore' 00:08:33
9.   Play with flash player Chapter 33 00:08:18
10.   Play with flash player It struck four. He heard the church clock… 00:08:25


Disc 18

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player They sat down. Caroline drew her chair up to his. 00:08:35
2.   Play with flash player Chapter 34 00:09:52
3.   Play with flash player Satisfied or not, he had time to get very angry 00:08:14
4.   Play with flash player Chapter 35 00:06:23
5.   Play with flash player He entered the house. It was afternoon… 00:07:08
6.   Play with flash player 'I am glad you are better.' 00:08:05
7.   Play with flash player Caroline was moved, much moved. 00:09:01
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 36 00:08:11
9.   Play with flash player 'I took my usual seat at the desk…' 00:09:07


Disc 19

  Shirley (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player '"Juno could not cook a buffalo steak…"' 00:08:07
2.   Play with flash player '"With having nothing but a very plain person…"' 00:07:53
3.   Play with flash player 'She took the coin out of her apron pocket…' 00:08:09
4.   Play with flash player 'Had I been obtrusive…' 00:07:31
5.   Play with flash player Once again he writes, a week after… 00:06:07
6.   Play with flash player Chapter 37 00:06:33
7.   Play with flash player I doubt not a justice - loving public will have remarked… 00:07:47
8.   Play with flash player It had needed a sort of tempest - shock… 00:08:22
9.   Play with flash player 'I love you, too, Robert…' 00:07:55
10.   Play with flash player 'Caroline, the houseless, the starving, the unemployed…' 00:05:20

Total Playing Time: 23:44:27






Author(s):
Bronte, Charlotte

Reader(s):
Sutton, Georgina

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0171

Barcode: 9781843798187

Release Date: 2014

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