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Agnes Grey By Anne Brontë Angeline Goreau Agnes Grey At age Anne Bront left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer Agnes Grey was an novel based on her experience as a governess Bronte depicts the precarious posi

  • Title: Agnes Grey
  • Author: Anne Brontë Angeline Goreau
  • ISBN: 9780140432107
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Agnes Grey By Anne Brontë Angeline Goreau At age 19 Anne Bront 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 affect a young woman Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty She has only a few choices for empAt age 19 Anne Bront 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 affect 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.
    Agnes Grey By Anne Brontë Angeline Goreau

    Agnes Grey novel by Bront Britannica Agnes Grey, novel by Anne Bront, published in The strongly autobiographical narrative concerns the travails of a rector s daughter in her service as governess, first to the unruly Bloomfield children and then to the callous Murrays. Agnes Grey by Anne Bront Agnes Grey, A Novel is the debut novel of English author Anne Bront The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry Scholarship and comments by Anne s sister Charlotte Bront suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Bront s own experiences as a governess for five years. Agnes Grey by Anne Bront, Paperback Barnes Noble Sep , Agnes Grey was one of a trio of novels that defined the governess novel in and Alongside Jane Eyre and Vanity Fair, Agnes Grey may be the most radical of the three Agnes Grey is the younger daughter of a clergyman and his wife of

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    1. Tatiana on said:

      Out of all Bronte books Agnes Grey is definitely the one that reads as if written by a pastor s daughter There is just a very familiar quality to it, a mix of self righteousness, martyrdom and judgment, characteristic of Christian romances yes, I have read a couple back in the day Not even once during the course of the novel does Agnes make a mistake and therefore she doesn t evolve, change She is just the most perfectest creature ever who is mistreated by everyone around her The beginning part [...]

    2. Henry Avila on said:

      In 1847, Charlotte Bronte s novel, Jane Eyre, was published, her sister Emily s, book also , Wuthering Heights and finally the 3rd sister, Anne s, Agnes Grey The first two became classics, the other one, until recently, almost forgotten An autobiographical novel with a simple plot Poor clergyman s daughter, becomes a governess, to rich snobs, in order not to be a burden to her family The father, Richard, lost his money in a bad investment, his ship didn t come in, it sank, worse yet, he owes mon [...]

    3. Duane on said:

      It pains me to only give this three stars, mainly because of the tremendous respect I have for what the three Bronte sisters accomplished in their short lives, and because Anne was overshadowed by her older sisters, Charlotte and Emily Agnes Grey, the first of Anne s two novels 1847 , was overshadowed by Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre, also published in 1847 But Agnes Grey did two things one, it gave us insight into Anne s life, her feelings, because it was partly autobiographical, reflecting h [...]

    4. Kalliope on said:

      Having watched recently the film To Walk Invisible, and having also finished not long ago Wuthering Heights, while I was reading this I could not but imagine the two sisters, Emily and Anne, sitting around the same table, either in the dining room or in the kitchen, each leaning over a very small notebook and writing away their novels in silence Both sharing and not sharing keeping each other s company, but also guarding the privacy of their thoughts and their writing from the other sister.And I [...]

    5. Fernando on said:

      Las hermanas Bront no se caracterizaban por escribir empalagosas historias de amor ni por retratar mujeres ingenuas y tontas sino todo lo contrario sus personajes son decididos, valientes y tormentosos enfrentan lo que la vida les depara con determinaci n aunque estas caracter sticas no se observan en forma tan marcada en el caso de Agnes Grey.M s all de que no he le do todos los libros de las Bront creo que para cerrar un concepto del ideal bronteano deber a leer tambi n La inquilina de Wildfel [...]

    6. Sherwood Smith on said:

      My favorite of the Brontes is Anne This is my favorite of her novels.In this and Jane Eyre, we have governess eye views of the gentry In Jane Eyre, Jane manages to make herself central her suffering in being a governess in Agnes Grey, there is a meticulous look at the thin veneer of civilization over the soi disant gentry who have all the money and manner but utterly no moral center The examination of this family is one of the most effective pieces of quiet horror in literature, I think, because [...]

    7. Paul on said:

      4.5 starsI ve been conscious for a while of not having read anything by Anne Bronte and decided it was time to remedy that This is Anne Bronte s first novel and has the reputation of being not as good as the second however I certainly felt that it had its strengths The story is straightforward Agnes Grey is the daughter of a clergyman whose family finds itself is straightened circumstances Agnes decides she must contribute to the family finances and takes a post of a governess There is an accoun [...]

    8. MJ Nicholls on said:

      Firstly, let s diagnose this phenomenon I first encountered Bront ism definable as a slavish devotion to every word the sisters put to parchment at university I encountered the syndrome in American students who had spent their teens reading comedies of manners and upmarket romance novels and found in the Bront s a vicarious way to eke out their own desires for windswept romances in huge drawing rooms Then I met British students whose puppy love for Wuthering Heights or Jane Eyre made me upchuck [...]

    9. Carmo on said:

      Agnes Grey foi escrito pela mais nova das irm s Bront Anne, 1820 1849 e publicado em 1847 um romance com uma hist ria muito simples e uma vis o vitoriana acentuada, mas com uma protagonista muito moderna para a poca.Na casa de Agnes vivia se com muito amor e pouco dinheiro Agnes decide ent o ser preceptora, uma decis o que visa ajudar financeiramente a fam lia em dificuldades, mas tamb m testar as suas pr prias capacidades vencer na vida sendo til e romper com o estere tipo das mulheres da poca [...]

    10. Sylvia on said:

      This is the kind of romance that I enjoy Agnes Grey must be one of my favorite literary females She s the type of role model who s not unrealistically perfect, but has developed virtues that make her a very worthy character The book is certainly far from exciting or passionate, but it has plenty of solid themes and lessons for young girls to learn from It shows how the temporary pleasures of flirting are entirely fleeting, but the constant modesty and dependence on God is rewarded with true happ [...]

    11. Cheryl on said:

      I hoped, that with the brave and strong,My portioned task might lie To toil amid the busy throng,With purpose pure and high by Anne Bront Though Tenant of Wildfell Hall is Anne Bront s most popular novel, she is also remembered primarily for her verse Being published at the tail end of her sister Emily s Wuthering Heights, this quiet novel by Anne Bront was barely noticed by the critics Yet there is something about her gentle prose that lures me Charlotte Bront said this about her sister, Anne L [...]

    12. Rane on said:

      While her sisters may have started in the realm of Gothic romance, Anne Bronte gave us realism and if you dreamed once being a governess was awesome from reading Jane Eyre, Anne s Agnes Grey puts that notice to bed once and for all, with the question would have anyone have liked to have been a governess in this time and age Anne does give us at times an ironic view of the higher society in the way they handle their children and in their own actions of not being to blamed when one of their kids g [...]

    13. Jessica on said:

      So the message of this one isn t so much men are trash as rich people are trash This is essentially the 19th century precursor of The Nanny Diaries, in which we see young naive Anne pardon me, I mean AGNES go into the homes of the wealthy as a governess, and see her treated like an inconvenient ghost The strange position of governesses is also brought up in Jane Eyre They aren t servants, but they aren t family They aren t low class, but they aren t the same class as their employers, either They [...]

    14. Fenia on said:

      Re reading the classics is always a pleasure,especially if there s a Bronte involved xD

    15. Kim on said:

      Agnes Grey is the first of two novels written by the youngest of the Bronte sisters A number of aspects of the life of Anne Bronte, who died from tuberculosis at the age of 29, are reflected in the plot The eponymous heroine is the daughter of a clergyman who loses his independent income, as a result of which she elects to work as a governess Written in the form of a memoir, the first person narrative sets out Agnes experiences working for two families, meeting and falling in love with a clergym [...]

    16. Jess on said:

      Agnes is in desperate need of a visit from Nanny McPhee and I am in desperate need of a Mr Weston.Utterly charming Anne s sharp sardonic wit and warm humour is so compelling On paper Agnes Grey could be satire were it not for the very real situations Anne depicts this is ruthless realism Her expos was an explosive truth that no one wanted to tell or hear Agnes Grey is a sort of younger sister to Jane Eyre but inferior in every way said one reviewer, crushingly I need to rectify this what very fe [...]

    17. Kirsty on said:

      I was prompted to reread Anne Bronte s wonderful Agnes Grey after watching the BBC adaptation of the Brontes lives, To Walk Invisible Agnes Grey is beautifully written throughout, and Anne was undoubtedly a very gifted writer This is a wonderful tome to be reunited with, with its memorable storyline and cast of characters Bronte s turns of phrase are just lovely, and Agnes first person perspective is so engaging A refreshing, thoughtful, and intelligent read in many respects, and a fantastic nov [...]

    18. Lauren on said:

      4.5 This was my first Bronte novel and I love it I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the experiences of a Victorian Governess who was trying to help her family as well as the different aspects of social class and how different these classes really were This novel touches on many important issues that in many cases today are still being dealt with The love story definitely left me wanting to know than was told The last thing i want to state is MR WESTON is wonderful Full Review can be found on my [...]

    19. Elizabeth on said:

      It is foolish to wish for beauty Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.So said the teachers of our childhood and so say we to the children of the present day All very judicious and proper no doubt but are such assertions supported by actual experience Plot SummaryIn many respects, Agnes bears some similarities to Jane Eyre, at least in terms of temperamen [...]

    20. Dhanaraj Rajan on said:

      This is a Cinderella story with a small but important difference The difference It is not a rags to riches story Agnes is a poor girl who suffers separation from the family and goes through much sufferings at the place of work She works as a governess She holds on believing only in the Providence after all Agnes is the daughter of a vicar She prays when she suffers And when she loses almost the hope, God apparently hears her prayers and she is united with her lover The lover is not a rich man [...]

    21. Jenny on said:

      I m a sucker for good endings, and this one is so sweet I wish the first 80 or 90 pages of this book were condensed they contain too much summary and not enough story But once Agnes gets to the Murrays , the novel becomes much interesting It reminds me of Jane Eyre but has its own charm There are gentle and subtle humor, moments of genuine emotion expressed simply and fluidly, and interesting, well developed characters It s a simple book but well written I recommend this to Bronte fans, to nine [...]

    22. Arwen56 on said:

      A dispetto del fatto che Emily Bront sia la pi gettonata tra le sorelle, personalmente ho di gran lunga preferito Charlotte e, adesso, Anne Cime tempestose l ho letto tanti anni fa, sia in inglese, sia in italiano, e mi ha estenuato Heathcliff e Catherine sono praticamente un accoppiata mortifera, una continua sega mentale di cui non si comprende lo scopo oltre a quello di tediare inutilmente il lettore Molto di maniera e ligio ai canoni romantici dell epoca Jane Eyre , invece, l ho preso in man [...]

    23. Hugo on said:

      Este passar a ser o romance que vou recomendar a quem quiser iniciar se pelos cl ssicos Bront , desprovido dos elementos g ticos que caracterizam as outras obras das irm s Uma escrita simples, cativante, com mensagens importantes e atuais Ri me com as perip cias leia se maldades das crian as e da frustra o e submiss o da personagem principal algo familiar.

    24. Richard on said:

      The position of governess is described in Charlotte Bront s novel Jane Eyre and alluded to with some horror in Jane Austen s Emma as a last resort for the desperate Now, having read this novel, I know why.Agnes Grey is a girl who is beloved by her whole family, but when the family falls on hard times, she generously decides to get a job as a governess Her illusions are shattered when she is given the job of civilizing a brood of horrid little monster children who refuse all attempts, no matter h [...]

    25. Sara on said:

      There can be no doubt how Anne Bronte felt about her experiences as a governess Agnes Grey feels very autobiographical in those terms, with the spoiled children and the careless individuals of the upper class leading to a true understanding of how difficult such a position must have been for a young woman of this era By all reports, Anne was ill suited to that profession and had it foisted upon her by necessity, just as Agnes does That she wished to build the character of her charges and found t [...]

    26. Rebecca on said:

      Again, I am very impressed with the style and proficiency of writing the youngest Bronte sister has I really blazed through this book, whereas it took me a lot longer to read Villette despite its being a much longer book, the time spent reading was disproportionate I was intrigued by the article by Charlotte Bronte at the end of the book, where she reviews the life and works of her two younger sister, Emily and Anne She really didn t understand Anne or her writing much at all She had very little [...]

    27. Bob on said:

      Having read a work of all three Bronte sisters, I cast my lot for Anne being the most talented A truly gifted trio of writers, but for me Anne s work is smoothly written, almost musical, a real pleasure to read I am envious of her ability to put words on a page, she stands among the greats of literature while I can t master composing something as simple as Dick and Jane I m not much for reading poetry, but that s about all that is left for me if I want to read of this authors work.Aside from th [...]

    28. Francine on said:

      There were a few things I really, really loved about Agnes Grey 1 The beauty, simplicity and flow of Bront s writing in epistolary form, no less ,2 The remarkably early consciousness regarding animal rights, and3 The excitement of once again losing myself in a quaint, romantic little jaunt through Victorian England.There were also a few things that really, really irked me about it 1 Agnes both the character and the work had a tendency to be overly preachy and moralistic,2 Despite being a coming [...]

    29. Salma on said:

      The story is simple Agnes Grey is a clergyman s daughter who wishes to earn her living as a governess The book reads as a diary without the dates of her experiences teaching the offspring of the cream of the crop in nineteenth century British society I use those words in quotes because the narrator makes it very clear to the reader that learning for the sake of learning is not foremost on her students minds And she also makes it clear that she finds the fact that these shallow, arrogant, shallow [...]

    30. Lucie on said:

      It is foolish to wish for beauty Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior Have I mentioned how much I love Anne Bront yet I discovered her with The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and it will remain my favourite of hers, but Agnes Grey was absolutely amazing I loved how realist it was, I got mad at Agnes employers and their children, I fell for Mr Weston with Agnes [...]

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