Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Q&A | July 20, 2015

    Jesse Ball: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Jesse Ball



    Describe your latest book. I woke up one day from a sort of daydream with an idea for a book's structure, and for the thread of that book, one... Continue »
    1. $16.80 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      A Cure for Suicide

      Jesse Ball 9781101870129

    spacer

On Order

$19.99
New MP3 CD
Currently out of stock.
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
- Local Warehouse Literature- A to Z

Agnes Grey

by

Agnes Grey Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Written when women—and workers generally—had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes 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 governess's 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 governess—"beneath" her employers but "above" their servants—condemns her to a life of loneliness.

Less celebrated than her older sisters, Charlotte and Emily, Anne Brontë was also less interested in spinning wildly symbolic, romantic tales and more determined to draw realistic images of conditions in Victorian England that needed changing. While Charlotte's Jane Eyre features a governess who eventually and improbably marries her employer, Agnes Grey deals with the actual experiences of middle-class working women, experiences Anne had herself endured during her hateful tenure as a governess.

Synopsis:

Drawing directly on her own experiences, Anne Brontë describes the isolation and dark ambiguity of the governess's life as lived by her fictional heroine Agnes Grey.

About the Author

Anne Brontë (1820-1849), a British novelist and poet, was the youngest member of the famous Brontë literary family. She wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters, Charlotte and Emily, entitled Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, and she is the author of the novels Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. Anne's two novels, written in a sharp and ironic style, are completely different from the romanticism followed by her more famous sisters. She wrote in a realistic, rather than a romantic style. Anne Flosnik is an accomplished, multi-award-winning British actress, with lead credits for stage, television, commercials, industrials, voice-overs, and audiobooks. Anne has garnered three AudioFile Earphones Awards, an ALA Award, and four Audie Award nominations. Her narration of Little Bee by Chris Cleave was chosen as one of the Best Audiobooks of the Year 2009 by AudioFile magazine and one of the Top 40 Best Audiobooks of 2009 by Library Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452650593
Author:
Bronte, Anne
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Author:
Flosnik, Anne
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Agnes Grey New Mp3 Cd
0 stars - 0 reviews
$19.99 Backorder
Product details pages Tantor Media - English 9781452650593 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Drawing directly on her own experiences, Anne Brontë describes the isolation and dark ambiguity of the governess's life as lived by her fictional heroine Agnes Grey.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.