Agnes Grey (Paperback)
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Agnes Grey (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 12/01/2017
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY SAMANTHA ELLIS When Agnes's 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 the cruelty of the children in her charge. Agnes hopes for better in her second job, but when the scheming elder daughter Rosalie makes designs on Agnes's new friend, the kind curate Mr Weston, she feels herself silenced and sidelined. Becoming a governess is one thing, becoming invisible is quite another.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784872397
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 161 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 14 mm


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"Agnes Grey is the most perfect prose narrative of English letters... Simple and beautiful... The only story in English literature in which style, characters, and subject are in perfect keeping" -- George Moore
"For too long [Anne] has been undervalued as the third-best Bronte. But her fiction, exploring the lamentably still current themes of addiction and domestic violence and the abuse of vulnerable women working away from home, has a vigour and bracing satirical intelligence which places her in the first rank of what is arguably the greatest ever generation of novelists in English" -- Lucy Hughes-Hallett
"Bronte depicts in detail the isolation inherent in a governess's life, as an educated - but by necessity not too educated - woman trapped in an awkward halfway world between the classes" * Guardian *

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“A novel with beauty, sadness, love, loss, poetry and beauty contained within its few pages”

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... More

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