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Agnes Grey - Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey
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Agnes is a dutiful clergyman's daughter who goes into the world to seek employment as a governess in order to contribute to her family's financial well-being. Her several positions are described with deadly accuracy--the bratty children, the yapping dogs, the secretly disdainful other servants,... show more
Agnes is a dutiful clergyman's daughter who goes into the world to seek employment as a governess in order to contribute to her family's financial well-being. Her several positions are described with deadly accuracy--the bratty children, the yapping dogs, the secretly disdainful other servants, the uninvolved parents. All are rendered here in minute and telling detail. In
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742445366 (1742445365)
Publisher: Emereo Classics
Pages no: 146
Edition language: English
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
4.0
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, ...
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog rated it
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...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
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...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
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
The Blogging of a Book Addict rated it
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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