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Agnes Grey

Anne Bronte author Angeline Goreau editor


Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:25th Aug '88

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Agnes Grey cover

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.

“The one story in English literature in which style, characters and subject are in perfect keeping.” —George Moore

ISBN: 9780140432107

Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 17mm

Weight: 213g

288 pages