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Agnes Gray by Anne Bronte - Hardcover - Revised Edition - 1969 - from Bailgate Books Ltd (SKU: 08420031054)

Agnes Gray

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Agnes Gray

by Anne Bronte

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The Folio Society, London, 1969. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Lithographs by Anthony Moore. Black quarter leather with blue and decoration on spine, blue covers, grey end-papers. First Edition with these illustrations. Clean sound slip-case, fresh covers, tight binding, clean pages and end-papers. Contains colour frontis and colour plates (full page illustrations). Slip case as opposed to dust-jacket. Previous owner's details on small label at the front. Illustrator: Lithographs by Anthony Moore. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: under 1 kg. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 08420031054..


In her Introduction to an edition of "Agnes Grey," Barbara A. Suess writes "Bronte provides a portrait of the governess that is as sympathetic as her fictional indictment of the shallow, selfish moneyed class is biting." Anne Bronte relies on her own personal involvement in her duties as a home teacher to bring Agnes Grey to life. Agnes, a rector's daughter, must take employment as a governess to help her family make financial ends meet. But her situations with the spoiled, self-obsessed Bloomfield children and later with the ruthless Murray family forces her into a lonely, humiliating experience that is a wearying one extraordinarily blossoming into a romantic relationship with the local vicar, Edward Weston. Agnes' concern for her family brings her to these unfortunate trials where she suffers stupid and egotistic proprietors and their over-indulged progeny. She was not able to foresee the hardships she would have to undergo along with the class snobbery to which she was also subjected. And yet a career as a governess was the only "respectable" job available to an unmarried woman in Victorian England. Bronte's simple and uncomplicated rendition of these sordid affairs made circumstances surrounding such brutish conditions authentic enough to necessitate investigation and improvement.


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Bailgate Books Ltd GB (GB)
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Agnes Gray
Anne Bronte
Lithographs by Anthony Moore
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Used - Very Good Condition
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Revised Edition
The Folio Society
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BZDB4 NOISBN Fiction; Illustrated Fiction. Agnes Gray Anne Bronte
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