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Agnes Grey (Penguin Classics)

by Anne BrontГ«

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsAngeline Goreau (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7354761M
ISBN 100140432108
ISBN 109780140432107

Agnes Grey is a young woman living in northern England. Her family becomes increasingly impoverished after her father loses some money in an ill-advised investment and becomes ill as a result. Agnes, her sister, and her mother all try to keep expenses low and to bring in extra money, but Agnes is frustrated that everyone treats her like a child.   The links below are affiliate links, which means I get a small percentage of the sales from each book you buy through the link. Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë → https.

Like Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte was a young middle-class Victorian lady whose family fortunes had faltered. Like so many other unmarried women of the 19th century, Bronte accepted the only "respectable" employment available - and entered a world of hardship, humiliation, and loneliness. About this Item: Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. 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 ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. pages.

The Complete Novels of the Brontë Sisters (8 Novels: Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette, The Professor, Emma, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall) by Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, et al. The story of Agnes Grey is one of endurance and reticence. Events take years, a hugely different world in which hope rests on the slightest things, and disappointment is more than likely. in a limited world. The depiction of the beach of a Yorkshire seaside town is amazing. A great book by an author who knew exactly what she was talking.


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Agnes Grey is the touching story of a young girl who decides to enter the world as a governess, but whose bright illusions of acceptance, freedom and friendship are gradually destroyed. Drawing on her own experience, Anne Brontë charts the development of gentle Agnes and sympathetically depicts the harsh treatment she receives along the way/5.

8 rows  Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Agnes Grey is a beautifully observed, subtle story of a governess and what she experiences. It is based loosely Agnes Grey book some of Anne's experiences.

Agnes is a bright lady and she goes to a really annoying family at one point - the way she draws the picture is clever. It is easy to empathise with Agnes and I have read the book a couple of times/5().

In reading Agnes Grey, I was struck with the similarities between this and Anne Bronte's sister Charlotte's book, Jane Eyre.

Agnes too is a responsible, highly moral, intelligent, and "plain" (much is made of her perceived plain appearance) governess/5(20). Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë – review Over the course of the novel Agnes serves time with two families: the Bloomfields and the Murrays.

The Bloomfield children are hateful creatures, so. Buy a cheap copy of Agnes Grey book by Anne Brontë. Concerned for her family’s financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment Free shipping over $/5(7).

In her novel, Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte tells the story of a young woman who takes on a job as a governess in order to help her family.

Believing that she will be a capable teacher, Agnes embraces the idea of her job, but soon learns the task is not as easy as she once thought. Difficult students and. Free download or read online Agnes Grey pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Anne Bronte.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, fiction story are Mary Grey, Agnes Grey/5.

#1: How long before Agnes is fired from the Bloomfield's. #2: What does Agnes save in her bible. #3: What does Rosalie do that irritates Agnes. #4: How many children does Agnes have. Agnes Grey is a coming of age story, somewhat following the style of the bildungsroman.

The book has been favourably compared to Austen. The book has been favourably compared to Austen. The novel begins with the Grey family, a modest but impoverished family. ‘Miss Grey,’ said she, one evening, a month before the all-important day, as I was perusing a long and extremely interesting letter of my sister’s—which I had just glanced at in the morning to see that it contained no very bad news, and kept till now, unable before to find a quiet moment for reading it,—‘Miss Grey, do put away that.

AGNES GREY by Anne Brontë - FULL AudioBook | - Agnes Grey is the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn money to care for herself. About Agnes Grey ‘The name of governess, I soon found, was a mere mockery my pupils had no more notion of obedience than a wild, unbroken colt’ 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.

“Agnes Grey” is a novel by English author Anne Brontë. Her debut novel, it tells the story of a governess called Agnes Grey who works in families of the English upper class in the early nineteenth century/5(23).

"Agnes Grey" by Anne Brontë accurately portrays the "wrongs of governesses" (Angeline Goreau), referring at times to the author's own biography.

The book is very captivating and, as Goreau notes, "there is perhaps no other novel of the period which gives such an intimately revealing account of the quotidian horrors of the only 'respectable /5().

Agnes Grey was reviewed as a pale imitation of Jane Eyre. One critic even unwittingly guessed at the sisters’ relationship by saying Agnes was “a sort of younger sister to Jane Eyre”, adding. 4 Agnes Grey but, thank heaven, she had feet to carry her, and hands to minister to her own necessities.

An elegant house and spa-cious grounds were not to be despised; but she would rather live in a cottage with Richard Grey than in a palace with any other man in the Size: 2MB.

Agnes Grey. I have read book by all three Bronte sisters, and prehaps Agnes Grey is not as passionate or complex as Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre for example; however, it is my favourite. It's simplictic and honest nature conveys the true life of a single middle classed woman in her time.

Agnes is intelligent and : Anne Bronte. Agnes Grey, the first novel by Anne Bronte made its appearance in right along with her sister Emily Bronte‘s “Wuthering Heights“.Agnes is a daughter of a poor clergyman whose experiences are shared with the reader in this book.

Agnes Grey, by Anne Bronte, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras.

Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics. New introductions commissioned from /5(). Agnes Grey s family faces financial ruin, and she must find employment.

Limited by gender and class, Agnes becomes a governess a vocation that teaches her about the corrosive power of status and wealth. A realistic meditation on Victorian mores, Agnes Grey is the first of the two novels Anne Bronte wrote before her death at the age of /5(1). A novel that addresses the precarious position of a governess, and how it affected a young woman in that position: some critics, in fact, feel that Agnes Grey deserves the reputation of a 'governess novel' far more than Jane Eyre, as it is decidedly more realistic and down-to-earth in its depiction of the life of a governess/5(3).Her intention with this book, to reveal some of the injustices of the class system, is achieved by example rather than preaching.

Reminiscent of some of Jane Austen's stories, particularly Persuasion, Agnes Grey is a gracefully narrated, unpretentious story told with impressive effect.