Anne Bronte was a 19th century British novelist and poet. She and her sisters Charlotte and Emily were the best-known women writers of the 19th century. At age 19 she left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. Agnes Grey was an 1847 novel based on her experience as a governess.
Bronte depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can effect a young woman. Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty. Agnes has only a few choices for employment. Agnes learns the difficulty of reining in spoiled children and how wealth can corrupt morals. She later opens up a school and finds happiness.
About the Author
Anne Brontë was a British novelist and poet, and the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.
Number Of Pages: 189
Published: 30th June 2010
Publisher: Hinkler Books Pty, Limited
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.159