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Agnes Grey (Oxford Worlds Classics) Anne Bront, Robert Inglesfield, Hilda Marsden, Sally Shuttleworth 0199296987 9780199296989 How delightful it would be to be a governess!When the young Agnes Grey takes up her first post as governess she is full of
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Agnes Grey (Oxford Worlds Classics) by Anne Bront, Robert Inglesfield, Hilda Marsden, Sally Shuttleworth

How delightful it would be to be a governess!When the young Agnes Grey takes up her first post as governess she is full of hope; she believes she only has to remember myself at their age to win her pupils love and trust. Instead she finds the young children she has to deal with completely unmanageable. They are, as she observes to her mother, unimpressible, incomprehensible creatures. In writing her first novel, Anne Bront drew on her own experiences, and one can trace in the work many of the trials of the Victoriangoverness, often stranded far from home, and treated with little respect by her employers, yet expected to control and educate her young charges. Agnes Grey looks at childhood from nursery to adolescence, and it also charts the frustrations of romantic love, as Agnes starts to nurse warmer feelings towards thelocal curate, Mr Weston.The novel combines astute dissection of middle-class social behaviour and class attitudes with a wonderful study of Victorian responses to young children which has parallels with debates about education that continue to this day.

Author: Anne Bront, Robert Inglesfield, Hilda Marsden, Sal

Language: English

Edition: New

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 2010-07-01

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Anne Bront, Robert Inglesfield, Hilda Marsden, Sal (Edition: New) Paperback