Agnes Grey

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Bibliolis Books, 2010 - Fiction - 208 pages
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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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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
24
Section 4
36
Section 5
45
Section 6
52
Section 7
59
Section 8
75
Section 14
118
Section 15
132
Section 16
140
Section 17
145
Section 18
156
Section 19
166
Section 20
170
Section 21
176

Section 9
79
Section 10
84
Section 11
90
Section 12
105
Section 13
110
Section 22
182
Section 23
191
Section 24
196
Section 25
203
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About the author (2010)

Anne Bronte was the daughter of an impoverished clergyman of Haworth in Yorkshire, England. Considered by many critics as the least talented of the Bronte sisters, Anne wrote two novels. Agnes Grey (1847) is the story of a governess, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), is a tale of the evils of drink and profligacy. Her acquaintance with the sin and wickedness shown in her novels was so astounding that Charlotte Bronte saw fit to explain in a preface that the source of her sister's knowledge of evil was their brother Branwell's dissolute ways. A habitue of drink and drugs, he finally became an addict. Anne Bronte's other notable work is her Complete Poems. Anne Bronte died in 1849.

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