Agnes Grey was published in 1847 and was the first book by Anne Bronte, the youngest of the Bronte sisters. Anne wrote this book while her sisters were working on their books. Emily Bronte is likely the best known for her book Wuthering Heights and Charlotte Bronte for the book The Professor. Agnes Grey centers on a governess who is also a rector's daughter. It follows the challenges in her life as she ends up in charge of taking care of unruly children. Agnes copes wit her challenges through her romantic relationship and appreciate for nature. Bronte spends a great deal of the book making subtle commentary on the attitudes of the upper class.
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