The Resource Agnes Grey, Anne Brontà ̈e ; edited with an introduction and notes by Angeline Goreau

Agnes Grey, Anne Brontà ̈e ; edited with an introduction and notes by Angeline Goreau

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Agnes Grey
Title
Agnes Grey
Statement of responsibility
Anne Brontà ̈e ; edited with an introduction and notes by Angeline Goreau
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Language
eng
Summary
When her family becomes impoverished after a disastrous financial speculation, Agnes Grey determines to find work as a governess in order to contribute to their meagre income and assert her independence. But Agnes' enthusiasm is swiftly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield children and then with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray family; the only kindness she receives comes from Mr Weston, the sober young curate. Drawing on her own experience, Anne Bronte's first novel offers a compelling personal perspective on the desperate position of unmarried, educated women for whom becoming a governess was the only respectable career open in Victorian society
Summary
When Agnes's father loses the family savings, young Agnes determines to make her own living as a governess. Working for the Bloomfields, her enthusiasm is soon dampened by isolation and the cruelty of the children in her charge. Agnes hopes for better in her second job, but when the scheming elder daughter Rosalie makes designs on Agnes's new friend, the kind curate Mr Weston, she feels herself silenced and sidelined. Becoming a governess is one thing, becoming invisible is quite another.
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
017374
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1820-1849
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Brontà ̈, Anne
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
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Goreau, Angeline
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True
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  • Governesses
  • Single women
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Agnes Grey, Anne Brontà ̈e ; edited with an introduction and notes by Angeline Goreau
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [253]-264
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780140432107
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Agnes Grey, Anne Brontà ̈e ; edited with an introduction and notes by Angeline Goreau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references: p. [253]-264
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780140432107
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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