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Yorke, Rose:


Subject Literature » Victorian Literature

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405151191.2007.x


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elder daughter of Hiram Yorke, and 12 at the start of Shirley . She is a still, stubborn girl whose life is in her mind, “thick-sown with the germs of ideas her mother never knew” (ch. 9). Though Rose does not play an important part in the story, she is prominent in ch. 23. Rose is based on Charlotte’s friend Mary Taylor. “What a little lump of perfection you’ve made me!” she commented (letter of 13 Aug 1850). ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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