Agnes Grey (Thrift Edition)

By: Bronte, Anne

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New paperback book copy titled Agnes Grey. Anne Bronte, author. Dover Thrift Edition. Dover (2006) unabridged republication of the work originally published by Thomas Cautley Newby, London, 1947. Introductory Note. 176 pages. 5-1/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 21 cm. List price 4.50.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!

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In her daring first novel, the youngest Bront sister drew upon her own experiences to tell the unvarnished truth about life as a governess. Like Agnes Grey, Anne Bront was a young middle-class Victorian lady whose family fortunes had faltered. Like so many other unmarried women of the nineteenth century, Bront accepted the only "respectable" employment available--and entered a world of hardship, humiliation, and loneliness.
Written with a realism that shocked critics, this biting social commentary offers a sympathetic portrait of Agnes and a moving indictment of her brutish and haughty employers. Separated from her family and friends by many miles, paid little more than subsistence wages, Agnes stands alone--both in society at large and in a household where she is neither family member nor servant. Agnes Grey remains a landmark in the literature of social history. In addition to its challenge to the era's chauvinism and materialism, it features a first-person narrative that offers a rare opportunity to hear the voice of a Victorian working woman.

Title: Agnes Grey (Thrift Edition)

Author/Composer: Bronte, Anne

Categories: British Authors,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2006-09-08

ISBN Number: 0486451216

ISBN Number 13: 9780486451213

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 000550

Keywords: Literature Novels, Fiction, Classic Literature, Women Authors, Anne Bronte, Literature Social History, 0486451216, 9780486451213, Governesses England, Single Women Englands, 19th Century English Literature,