With an introduction by Samantha Ellis.‘The forgotten genius — a feminist and social firebrand whose ides were way over Charlotte’s head and years before their time.’ - Lucy Mangan, GuardianWhen her father loses the family savings, young Agnes determines to make her own living — as a governess.... show more
With an introduction by Samantha Ellis.‘The forgotten genius — a feminist and social firebrand whose ides were way over Charlotte’s head and years before their time.’ - Lucy Mangan, GuardianWhen her father loses the family savings, young Agnes determines to make her own living — as a governess. Working for the Bloomfields, her enthusiasm is soon dampened by isolation and t
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
TITLE: Agnes Grey AUTHOR: Anne Brontë DATE PUBLISHED: 2004 [First Published 1847] ___________________ DESCRIPTION: Agnes Grey is the touching story of a young girl who decides to enter the world as a governess, but whose bright illusions of acceptance, freedom...
(Original Review, 1981-02-06)I read "Agnes Grey" after a visit to the Mosteiros dos Jerónimos, supposing I ought to try the lesser known sister after reading so much of Charlotte's work and of course “Wuthering Heights.” What a wonderful surprise. Anne had me at "...she would rather live in a cottag...
I have an affinity with the Bronte sisters, though I wouldn’t be able to begin to say why. I adore Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, but I have never read any of the other books produced by the siblings. Why, I could not begin to say. I even live and work in the same county that they lived and died in. ...
Countering all of the romanticism of the position popularized by her sister, and showing the quiet humiliation faced by the marginalized figures in other works, 'Agnes Grey' reveals the true lot of the governess. Agnes is a bright woman who is eager to do her part to support her family after they fa...
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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