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Agnes Grey : Penguin Classics - Anne Bronte

Agnes Grey

Penguin Classics

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Published: 1st January 1989
For Ages: 18+ years old
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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 Bronte'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.

About the Author

Anne Bronte was born in 1820, the youngest of the Bronte family. She was educated at home, and was particularly close to her sister Emily. Her first novel was Agnes Grey, and it was followed by The Tenant of Wildfell Hall in 1848, written under a pseudonym. She died in 1849.

"The one story in English literature in which style, characters and subject are in perfect keeping." --George Moore

ISBN: 9780140432107
ISBN-10: 0140432108
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st January 1989
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1