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Concerned for her family’s financial welfare and eager to expand her own horizons, Agnes Grey takes up the position of governess, the only respectable employment for an unmarried woman in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Agnes cannot anticipate the hardship, humiliation, and loneliness that await her in the brutish Bloomfield and haughty Murray households. Drawn from Anne Brontë’s own experiences, Agnes Grey depicts the harsh conditions and class snobbery that governesses were often forced to endure. As Barbara A. Suess writes in her Introduction, “Brontë provides a portrait of the governess that is as sympathetic as her fictional indictment of the shallow, selfish moneyed class is biting.”

About the Author

Barbara A. Suess, assistant professor of English at William Patterson University, is the co-editor of New Approaches to the Literary Art of Anne Brontë and the author of Progress and Identity in the Plays of W. B. Yeats, 1892–1907.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430595
Publisher:
Modern Library
Subject:
Single women
Author:
Bronte, Anne
Author:
Brontë, Anne
Author:
Suess, Barbara Ann
Subject:
Governesses
Subject:
General
Subject:
England
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Feminist fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030408
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
206

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