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Agnes Grey - Angeline Goreau, Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey
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3.41 515
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140432107 (0140432108)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
I really enjoyed this book. Similar in style to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, the book tells of Agnes Grey's journey into adulthood, specifically her struggles as a governess. Beautifully-written, this book was a very good read. I really enjoyed Bronte's imagery. It is heavy on the religious tones, ...
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3.0 Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte
This is Anne's first novel and it's a lesser work than the subsequent Tenant of Wildfell Hall but it shows some similarities; it is most powerful when tackling social issues of autobiographical concern to the author; the protagonist is a bit self-righteous; it never suffers the dullness that afflict...
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3.5 Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey
Agnes Grey is a good but not a great book. I found it to be inferior to Anne Bronte's other major work The Tenant of Wildfeld Hall and Anne is certainly not a genius unlike her more famous sisters. The book concerns the life of a young governess, who is disillusioned by her experiences in that rol...
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3.0 Agnes Grey
It's probably not quite fair to Anne, but reading this calm and rational book, one cannot help comparing it to the tempestuous governess/schoolteacher stories by her sister Charlotte. I get the feeling that although both were drawing on autobiographical experience, Anne's was much less embellished (...
The Blogging of a Book Addict
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3.0 Agnes Grey
I set out to read this book as a "buddy read" with a friend, after we both decided that we needed to read something by Anne Brontë, having already read the famous novels of her sisters. Admittedly, I did not pay very much attention to the description of this novel, because it was the third in a thre...
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