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Agnes Grey (Penguin Classics)

Agnes Grey (Penguin Classics)
Author: Anne Bronte
ISBN 13: 9780140432107
ISBN 10: 140432108
Edition: 12th printing
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1989-01-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $14.00

Anne Bronte was a 19th century British novelist and poet. She and her sisters Charlotte and Emily were the best-known women writers of the 19th century. At age 19 she left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. Agnes Grey was an 1847 novel based on her experience as a governess. Bronte depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can effect a young woman. Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty. She has only a few choices for employment. Agnes experiences the difficulty of reining in spoiled children and how wealth can corrupt morals. She later opens a school and finds happiness.