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Agnes Grey (Modern Library Classics)

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Concerned for her familys 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 Brontës 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.”

Synopsis:

From the youngest Bronte sister, an account of the isolation, abuse, and snobbery endured by a nineteenth-century governess, inspired by Anne's own experiences. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the original 1847 edition and includes newly commissioned endnotes and a reading group guide.

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:
9780812967135
Introduction:
Suess, Barbara Ann
Notes by:
Suess, Barbara Ann
Introduction by:
Suess, Barbara Ann
Introduction:
Suess, Barbara Ann
Author:
Bronte, Anne
Author:
Suess, Barbara A.
Author:
Suess, Barbara Ann
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
England
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Governesses
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Feminist fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
107-623
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.10x5.24x.51 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From the youngest Bronte sister, an account of the isolation, abuse, and snobbery endured by a nineteenth-century governess, inspired by Anne's own experiences. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the original 1847 edition and includes newly commissioned endnotes and a reading group guide.
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