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The Resource Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë ; Introduction and notes by Fred Schwarzbach

Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë ; Introduction and notes by Fred Schwarzbach

Label
Agnes Grey
Title
Agnes Grey
Statement of responsibility
Anne Brontë ; Introduction and notes by Fred Schwarzbach
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Written when women and workers generally had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-nineteenth century Britain. Agnes comes from a respectable middle-class family, but their financial reverses have forced her to seek work as a governess. Pampered and protected at home, she is unprepared for the harsh reality of a governess's life. At the Bloomfields and later the Murrays, she suffers under the snobbery and sadism of the selfish, self-indulgent upper-class adults and the shrieking insolence of their spoiled children. Worse, the unique social and economic position of a governess, beneath her employers but above their servants, condemns her to a life of loneliness. Less celebrated than her older sisters Charlotte and Emily, Anne Bronte was also less interested in spinning wildly symbolic, romantic tales and more determined to draw realistic images of conditions in Victorian England that need changing
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1820-1849
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Brontë, Anne
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4162
LC item number
.A54 2005
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Barnes & Noble classics
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  • Household employees
  • Classism
  • England
  • Classism
  • Household employees
  • Manners and customs
  • England
  • England
Label
Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë ; Introduction and notes by Fred Schwarzbach
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn144526115
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781593083236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Agnes Grey, Anne Brontë ; Introduction and notes by Fred Schwarzbach
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn144526115
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781593083236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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