Agnes Grey

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J. Grant, 1905 - England - 301 pages
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User Review  - bonnieboots - Tesco

Bought a few of these books as a present but was dubious as to what they would actually look like given the price however I was taken aback by the quality of the product on arrival . The present was a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sherwood Smith - Goodreads

My favorite of the Brontes is Anne. This is my favorite of her novels. In this and Jane Eyre, we have governess-eye views of the gentry. In Jane Eyre, Jane manages to make herself central (her ... Read full review

Contents

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Page 277 - shadow of the distant hills, or of the earth itself; and, in sympathy for the busy citizens of the rookery, I regretted to see their habitation, so lately bathed in glorious light, reduced to the sombre, work-aday hue of the lower world, or of my own world within. For a moment, such birds as
Page 214 - CHAPTER XVII. CONFESSIONS. As I am in the way of confessions, I may as well acknowledge that, about this time, I paid more attention to dress than ever I had done before. This is not saying much; for hitherto I had been a little neglectful in that particular: but now, also, it
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