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Agnes Grey - Anne Brontë
Agnes Grey
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5.00 10
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9783458327936 (3458327932)
Publisher: Insel
Pages no: 275
Edition language: Deutsch
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fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it
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. ...
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well
Books Read, Not Necessarily Well rated it
5.0 Agnes Grey
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 fall...
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
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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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