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Agnes Grey - (Penguin Classics) by Anne Bronte (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 272

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Penguin Classics

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Anne Bronte

Language: English

TCIN: 77772793
UPC: 9780140432107
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-7353

Description

'The name of governess, I soon found, was a mere mockery ... my pupils had no more notion of obedience than a wild, unbroken colt'

When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess in order to contribute to their meagre income and assert her independence. But Agnes's enthusiasm is swiftly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield children and then with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray family; the only kindness she receives comes from Mr Weston, the sober young curate. Drawing on her own experience, Anne Bront�'s first novel offers a compelling personal perspective on the desperate position of unmarried, educated women for whom becoming a governess was the only respectable career open in Victorian society.

This edition also includes Charlotte Bront�'s memoir of her sisters, theBiographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell. Angeline Goreau examines Anne Bront�'s complex relationship with her sisters and her unhappy career as a governess as influences in writing Agnes Grey.

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