By Anne Brontë
Written while womenand staff generallyhad few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the inflexible classification process in mid-nineteenth century Britain. Agnes comes from a decent middle-class relations, yet their monetary reverses have compelled her to hunt paintings as a governess. Pampered and guarded at domestic, she is unprepared for the cruel truth of a governess’s lifestyles. on the Bloomfields and later the Murrays, she suffers less than the snobbery and sadism of the egocentric, self-indulgent upper-class adults and the shrieking insolence in their spoiled youngsters. Worse, the original social and fiscal place of a governessbeneath” her employers yet above” their servantscondemns her to a lifetime of loneliness.
Less celebrated than her older sisters Charlotte and Emily, Anne Bronte was once additionally much less drawn to spinning wildly symbolic, romantic stories and extra made up our minds to attract lifelike photos of stipulations in Victorian England that desire altering. whereas Charlotte’s Jane Eyre includes a governess who finally and improbably marries her enterprise, Agnes Grey bargains with the particular reviews of middle-class operating girls, reports Anne had herself persisted in the course of her hateful tenure as a governess.
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William Weightman becomes an assistant curate to Patrick Brontȵ. In December Anne leaves her position with the Inghams and returns to Haworth. Charlotte works as a governess in Lothersdale and later in Rawdon. In Britain 18,000 people die of pneumonia, 25,000 of typhus, and 60,000 of tuberculosis. 1840 In May, Anne moves to Thorp Green, near York, to work as a governess for the family of Reverend Edmund Robinson. She visits York Minster and, in the summer, travels with the Robinsons on holiday to Scarborough, a seaside resort.
As adolescents and young adults, her sisters and brother舒whatever the reasons舒had difficulty settling upon any situation or project for very long. Branwell in particular drifted from career to career and position to position without success. Anne alone appears to have had the ability to adapt to her circumstances, beginning in 1835, when she was sent to replace Emily at Roe Head School, where Charlotte was serving as a teacher. She stayed until 1837, when illness (perhaps the first active episode of TB infection) forced her return to Haworth.
John舗s College, Cambridge, where he prepared for a clerical career. He rose through the ranks of the church, acquiring along the way, in 1812, a respectable and mature wife, Maria Branwell. By 1820 they were settled in Haworth, where Reverend Brontȵ was perpetual curate (that is, he held the office for life) of a large, populous parish. Anne, the sixth and last child, was born on January 17, 1820, three months before the move to Haworth. Not long after, in 1821, Mrs. Brontȵ died. Her sister Elizabeth joined the family to superintend the children and the household.
Agnes Grey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Anne Brontë