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Agnes Grey

Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë
By: (1820-1849)

Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era, as a governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families, the Bloomfields and the Murrays, she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly, spoiled children for a living, and about the ability of wealth and status to destroy social values. After her father's death, Agnes opens a small school with her mother and finds happiness with a man who loves her for herself.

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Facsimile of the Title Page of the First Edition , which was issued , together with ‘ Wuthering Heights ,’ in three volumes , ‘ Wuthering Heights ’ forming Volumes 1 and 2.

AGNES GREY.

A NOVEL,

BY

ACTON BELL.

VOL. III.

LONDON: THOMAS CAUTLEY NEWBY, PUBLISHER, 72, MORTIMER ST., CAVENDISH SQ.

1847.

[Picture: Birthplace of Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë, Thornton]

CHAPTER I—THE PARSONAGE

All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut. Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 7, 2016
Very enjoyable! The different readers made it even more interesting.
Reviewer: - July 26, 2013
Subject: Agnes Grey
Great book! It has become my favorite novel. Of the three Bronte's, Anne I find the most cheerful.


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