Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

by Anne Bronte
     
 

The only one-volume hardcover edition of the two uncommonly powerful novels written by the youngest of the famous Brontë sisters.
 
Anne Brontë wrote these two fantastically successful novels just before her tragically early death, both of them in a much more grittily realistic mode than the more romantic ones favored by her sisters. Agnes

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The only one-volume hardcover edition of the two uncommonly powerful novels written by the youngest of the famous Brontë sisters.
 
Anne Brontë wrote these two fantastically successful novels just before her tragically early death, both of them in a much more grittily realistic mode than the more romantic ones favored by her sisters. Agnes Grey, the story of a governess working for disdainful and cruel employers, is a wrenching account of the desperate straits faced by Victorian women without money or husband. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall tells a story that was shocking for its time: a woman leaves her alcoholic and abusive husband in order to protect their young son and must live in hiding to prevent the law from taking her child away from her. These novels have become classics not only by dint of the subtle and ironic force of Anne Brontë's prose but because of the passionate indictments of social injustice that animate them.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307957801
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/03/2012
Edition description:
New
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
443,935
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.70(d)

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