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Agnes Grey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Anne Bronte 1593083238 9781593083236 Written when womenand workers generallyhad few rights in England,Agnes Greyexposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-nineteenth century Brit
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Agnes Grey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Anne Bronte

Written when womenand workers generallyhad few rights in England,Agnes Greyexposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-nineteenth century Britain. Agnes comes from a respectable middle-class family, but their financial reverses have forced her to seek work as a governess. Pampered and protected at home, she is unprepared for the harsh reality of a governesss life. At the Bloomfields and later the Murrays, she suffers under the snobbery and sadism of the selfish, self-indulgent upper-class adults and the shrieking insolence of their spoiled children. Worse, the unique social and economic position of a governessbeneath her employers but above their servantscondemns her to a life of loneliness. nbsp; Less celebrated than her older sisters Charlotte and Emily,Anne Brontewas also less interested in spinning wildly symbolic, romantic tales and more determined to draw realistic images of conditions in Victorian England that need changing. While CharlottesJane Eyrefeatures a governess who eventually and improbably marries her employer,Agnes Greydeals with the actual experiences of middle-class working women, experiences Anne had herself endured during her hateful tenure as a governess.

Author: Anne Bronte

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics

Publication Date: 2005-10-01

Our Price: $4.09

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