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Agnes Grey
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date April 1, 2003
Pages 206
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812967135
ISBN-10 0812967135
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $10.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 Brontë’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, “Brontë provides a portrait of the governess that is as sympathetic as her fictional indictment of the shallow, selfish moneyed class is biting.”

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