Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey

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by Anne Bronte, Hilda Marsden, Robert Inglesfield
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 Bronte'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, "Bronte 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:
9780192827111
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/29/1991
Series:
World's Classics Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
4.63(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
1120L (what's this?)

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