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Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey

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by Anne Bronte
     
 

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Concerned for her family’s financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Agnes cannot anticipate the hardship, humiliation, and loneliness that await her in the brutish Bloomfield and haughty Murray households.

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Concerned for her family’s financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Agnes cannot anticipate the hardship, humiliation, and loneliness that await her in the brutish Bloomfield and haughty Murray households. Drawn from Anne Brontë’s own experiences, Agnes Grey depicts the harsh conditions and class snobbery that governesses were often forced to endure. As Barbara A. Suess writes in her Introduction, “Brontë provides a portrait of the governess that is as sympathetic as her fictional indictment of the shallow, selfish moneyed class is biting.”

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“The one story in English literature in which style, characters and subject are in perfect keeping.” —George Moore

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ISBN-13:
9781605018744
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
276 KB

Meet the Author

Robert Inglesfield is Senior Lecturer at the University of Warwick.
Hilda Marsden is a freelance scholar and authority on the Brontës.
Sally Shuttleworth is Head of the Humanities Division and Professor of English at the University of Oxford.

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