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Agnes Grey (Paperback)

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    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 for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Agnes cannot anticipate t......more

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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 for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Agnes cannot anticipate the hardship, humiliation, and loneliness that await her in the brutish Bloomfield and haughty Murray households. Drawn from Anne Bronte’s own experiences, Agnes Grey depicts the harsh conditions and class snobbery that governesses were often forced to endure. As Barbara A. Suess writes in her Introduction, “Bronte provides a portrait of the governess that is as sympathetic as her fictional indictment of the shallow, selfish moneyed class is biting.”

Barbara A. Suess, assistant professor of English at William Patterson University, is the co-editor of New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Bronte and the author of Progress and Identity in the Plays of W. B. Yeats, 1892–1907.

Author:
Bronte, Anne
Series Title:
The Modern Library Classics
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
206
Language:
English
Publisher:
Modern Library
Publish Date:
04/01/2003
Copyright Year:
20030601
ISBN:
9780812967135
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.5 in
Thickness:
0.5 in
Unit weight:
0.4 lb
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