Out on 02 May 2019

Agnes Grey

Anne Brontë

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02 May 2019
9781509890002
256 pages
Synopsis

Drawing on her own experience, Anne Brontë exposes the isolated world of a nineteenth-century governess in her debut novel, Agnes Grey.

Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by historian and biographer, Juliet Barker.

Agnes Grey is the youngest daughter of a clergyman. When the family falls on hard times, she insists on finding work as a governess in order to help her family and prove to them that she’s no longer a child. But her idealistic spirit is tested in her first position with the Bloomfield family and their unruly and spoilt children. Next she works for the even wealthier Murray family, whose scheming daughter Rosalie threatens to jeopardize the only bright spot in Agnes’s life: the young curate Edward Weston.

The most perfect prose narrative in English letters

George Moore

Anne provided her heroine with a hero who was actually nice to women. This still feels revolutionary

Guardian

A compelling Victorian take on the iniquities of the wealth gap

Telegraph