Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey

by Anne Bronte
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Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

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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ISBN-13: 9781605018744
Publisher: MobileReference
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Series: Mobi Classics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 400,707
File size: 276 KB

About the Author

Anne Brontë (1820-1849) published Agnes Grey in 1847 and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in 1848. Samantha Ellis is a playwright, a journalist, and the author of How to Be a Heroine: Or, What I've Learned from Reading too Much.

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Agnes Grey. 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LynnLD 5 months ago
Agnes Grey is wonderful and touching account of a young governess. Agnes came from a middle-class background but after her father lost the family wealth on a failed deal, she decides to go to work. She is first challenged by the incorrigible young children of the Bloomfield household and later by haughty adolescents of the Murray family. Yet she finds solace in reading, taking private walks and talking with the interesting Mr. Weston, the local curate. Will anything come of that liaison? Read this youngest Bronte sister’s work and travel with her as she graciously shares her innermost thoughts.
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