Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey

byAnne Bronte, Barbara A. Suess

Kobo ebook | December 18, 2007

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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.”

Title:Agnes GreyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 18, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307430596

ISBN - 13:9780307430595

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Underrated! Anne Bronte is the most underrated of the Bronte sisters, but this book places her right beside her sisters in style and emotional integrity.
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Just a really short and sweet story. The main protagonist is so relatable and the writing was really agreeable. I recommend this one if you are looking for a quick Victorian read.
Date published: 2017-04-19