Agnes Grey

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When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess to contribute to their meagre income. But Agnes’s enthusiasm is swiftly extinguished as she struggles first with the children and then with the family.

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Anne Brontë’s first novel is the compelling autobiographical tale of a young woman desperately seeking a place in the world

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 Brontë’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.

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Weight 0.212 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13.3 × 1.7 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

272

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.8 (edition:21)

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General – Trade / Code: K