Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë [Unabridged Edition]

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë [Unabridged Edition]

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by Anne Brontë
     
 

Agnes Grey is an 1847 novel written by English author Anne Brontë. The novel is about a governess of that name and is said to be based on Brontë's own experiences in the field. It was Brontë's first novel. Similar to her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, this is a novel that addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it…  See more details below

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Agnes Grey is an 1847 novel written by English author Anne Brontë. The novel is about a governess of that name and is said to be based on Brontë's own experiences in the field. It was Brontë's first novel. Similar to her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, this is a novel that addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman.
The Irish novelist George Moore praised Agnes Grey as "the most perfect prose narrative in English letters."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013120006
Publisher:
Sneid & Post Publishing
Publication date:
08/12/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
663 KB

Meet the Author

Anne Brontë (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.
The daughter of a poor Irish clergyman in the Church of England, Anne Brontë lived most of her life with her family at the remote village of Haworth on the Yorkshire moors. For a couple of years she went to a boarding school. At the age of nineteen, she left Haworth working as a governess between 1839 and 1845. After leaving her teaching position, she fulfilled her literary ambitions. She wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters (Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846) and in short succession she wrote two novels: Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847; her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall appeared in 1848. Anne's creative life was cut short with her death of pulmonary tuberculosis when she was only twenty-nine years old.
Anne Brontë is often overshadowed by her more famous sisters, Charlotte, author of four novels including Jane Eyre, and Emily, author of Wuthering Heights. Anne's two novels, written in a sharp and ironic style, are completely different from the romanticism followed by her sisters. She wrote in a realistic, rather than a romantic style. Her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

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Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë [Unabridged Edition] 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure what the previous review is talking about, I have had no issues with this book matching the title. It is Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte. As is generally written, Anne Bronte's storyreflects the life of a governess during hertime and place. No doubt greater detail would give us even a clearer picture of suchsituations. There is enough descriptionhowever to let us know it was a position fewwould want. The story is not all that, andwe do read about other aspects of thosetimes, and it does end happily on a love notewhich makes it satisfactory to the romantic.Anne is an excellent writer and should indeedbe given more credit and recognition than weusually find. This affordable edition is truly one to own, for it includes end notes,a biographical commentary by CharlotteBronte, explanations of certain local orarchaic expressions, an introduction by theAssociate Dean of General Studies at NYU,Victorian era reviews and a further readinglist. I will comment that Anne Bronte herselfand her character Agnes Grey were devoutChristians interested in the Bible, andthroughout the story Biblical phrases andreferences are sprinkled which will turn off some people, and be welcomed by others. (This is mentioned for those wanting a few more details about the story.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Carrie Libetti More than 1 year ago
Tolkien is the standard that all writers of this genre will be measured against.
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LisasGeode More than 1 year ago
The $7.99 Noon edition is readable, but badly in need of editing for typos in many places. They tend to run a handful or fewer per chapter, and once noticed, don't much affect the reading besides being annoying. As for the book: Good story, but shaky reader. Bilbo, the Hobbit of the title, is chosen to accompany a baker's dozen dwarves to travel through challenging and magical lands to get to the mountain in which a dragon resides. There, they wish to recover a long-lost dwarvish treasure that the dragon has in its mountain. Besides dwarves and hobbits and the dragon, there are also various elves, the wizard Gandalf, goblins, and a variety of animals in not common forms, including wolves, eagles, a bear, spiders, a thrush (bird) and even some humans! Having begun this fantasy classic a handful of times before, only to put it down as 'not my kind of book', I really read the whole thing this time. I'm still not sure it's my kind of book, but do admire the creativity of the story and the quest theme and came to like Bilbo and relate to him well. The bad guys and evil characters are truly despicable. Bilbo, and the good guys, the dwarves, Gandolf, and various others who end up assisting them and/or taking their side, are good guys worth rooting for. If you like The Hobbit, you might like the YA books The Sea of Trolls by Farmer or Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin.
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Problem with this book. Book title and actual book do not match. I purchased and archived The Hobbit but when this book in unarchived, that is not the book I get.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lent this book and it sent a totally different book bby anne bronte.