By Anne Brontë
Whilst her relatives turns into impoverished after a disastrous monetary hypothesis, Agnes gray determines to discover paintings as a governess on the way to give a contribution to their meagre source of revenue and assert her independence. yet Agnes' enthusiasm is rapidly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield young ones after which with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray kinfolk; the one kindness she gets comes from Mr Weston, the sober younger curate. Drawing on her personal adventure, Anne Bronte's first novel bargains a compelling own viewpoint at the determined place of single, trained ladies for whom changing into a governess used to be the one decent occupation open in Victorian society.
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Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë