Название: Anne Bront - Agnes Grey Автор: Anne Bront Жанр: Fiction Literature Год выхода: 1850 Язык: English Format: epub Quality: eBook Pages: 195 Year: 1847 О книге: In her daring first novel, the youngest Bront sister drew upon her own experiences to tell the unvarnished truth about life
as a governess. Like Agnes Grey, Anne Bront was a young middle-class Victorian lady whose family fortunes had faltered. Like so many other unmarried
women of the nineteenth century, Bront accepted the only "respectable" employment available and entered a world of hardship, humiliation, and
loneliness. Written with a realism that shocked critics, this biting social commentary offers a sympathetic portrait of Agnes and a moving indictment
of her brutish and haughty employers. Separated from her family and friends by many miles, paid little more than subsistence wages, Agnes stands alone
both in society at large and in a household where she is neither family member nor servant. Agnes Grey remains a landmark in the literature of social
history. In addition to its challenge to the era's chauvinism and materialism, it features a first-person narrative that offers a rare
opportunity to hear the voice of a Victorian working woman.