Agnes Grey (Illustrated Edition) by Anne Brontë

Agnes Grey (Illustrated Edition)

byAnne Brontë

Kobo ebook | April 30, 2017

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Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Brontë (writing under the pen name of Acton Bell), first published in December 1847. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Scholarship and comments by Anne's sister Charlotte Brontë suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Brontë's own experiences as a governess for five years. Like her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, it addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman.

The choice of central character allows Anne to deal with issues of oppression and abuse of women and governesses, isolation and ideas of empathy. An additional theme is the fair treatment of animals. Agnes Grey also mimics some of the stylistic approaches of bildungsromans, employing ideas of personal growth and coming to age, but representing a character who in fact does not gain in virtue.

This edition of the book contains the original illustration rejuvenated, and nine additional illustrations of England that are unique to this edition of the book.

Anne Brontë (17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was an English novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.

Partly because the re-publication of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall was prevented by Charlotte Brontë after Anne's death, she is not as well known as her sisters. However, her novels, like those of her sisters, have become classics of English literature.

Anne died at about two o'clock in the afternoon, Monday, 28 May 1849, after a bout with tuberculosis that lasted only a few months.

Sally McDonald of the Brontë Society said in 2013, "In some ways though she is now viewed as the most radical of the sisters, writing about tough subjects such as women's need to maintain independence and how alcoholism can tear a family apart."

Title:Agnes Grey (Illustrated Edition)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 30, 2017Publisher:Steve GabanyLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990052805559

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