Agnes Grey

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Wordsworth Editions, 1994 - Počet stran: 145
Agnes Grey is a trenchant exposé of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-nineteenth century. This is a deeply personal novel written from the author's own experience and as such Agnes Grey has a power and poignancy which mark it out as a landmark work of literature dealing with the social and moral evolution of English society during the last century.
 

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This is very much the paradigm of many 1950's costume movies. It is competently paced and their are the usual roles. It suffers from the grip it had on following historical novelists, I think. It's still a solid entertainment. Přečíst celou recenzi

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The Parsonage
3
First Lessons in the Art of Instruction
13
A Few More Lessons
19
The Grandmamma
28
The Uncle
35
The Parsonage Again
40
Horton Lodge
45
The Coming Out
57
The Walk
98
The Substitution
104
Confessions
107
Mirth and Mourning
115
The Letter
122
The Farewell
125
The School
129
The Visit
134

The Ball
59
The Church
63
The Cottagers
67
The Shower
78
The Primroses
82
The Rector
87
The Park
141
The Sands
144
Conclusion
149
APPENDIX Biographical Notice of Ellis and Acton Bell 1850
155
NOTES
163
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Anne Bronte was the daughter of an impoverished clergyman of Haworth in Yorkshire, England. Considered by many critics as the least talented of the Bronte sisters, Anne wrote two novels. Agnes Grey (1847) is the story of a governess, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848), is a tale of the evils of drink and profligacy. Her acquaintance with the sin and wickedness shown in her novels was so astounding that Charlotte Bronte saw fit to explain in a preface that the source of her sister's knowledge of evil was their brother Branwell's dissolute ways. A habitue of drink and drugs, he finally became an addict. Anne Bronte's other notable work is her Complete Poems. Anne Bronte died in 1849.

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