Agnes Grey

Anne BRONTË (1820 - 1849)

The novel tells the story of Agnes Grey, the daughter of a minister, whose family comes to financial ruin. Desperate to earn the money to care for herself, she takes one of the few jobs allowed to respectable women in the early Victorian era – the role of governess to the children of the wealthy. In working with two different families (the Bloomfields and the Murrays), she comes to learn about the troubles that face a young woman who must try to rein in unruly, spoiled children for a living, and about the ability of wealth and status to destroy social values. After her father's death, Agnes opens a small school with her mother and finds happiness with a man who loves her for herself. They have three children at the end of the novel, Edward, Agnes and Mary (Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 - The Parsonage Melissa
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Play 02 Chapter 02 - A Few Lessons in the Art of Instruction Melissa
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Play 03 Chapter 03 - A Few More Lessons Melissa
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Play 04 Chapter 04 - The Grandmamma Melissa
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Play 05 Chapter 05 - The Uncle Melissa
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Play 06 Chapter 06 - The Parsonage Again Melissa
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Play 07 Chapter 07 - Horton Lodge Melissa
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Play 08 Chapter 08 - The 'Coming Out' Melissa
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Play 09 Chapter 09 - The Ball Melissa
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Play 10 Chapter 10 - The Church Melissa
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Play 11 Chapter 11 - The Cottagers hpark
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Play 12 Chapter 12 - The Shower Christine Blachford
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Play 13 Chapter 13 - The Primroses Christine Blachford
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Play 14 Chapter 14 - The Rector Christine Blachford
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Play 15 Chapter 15 - The Walk Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 16 Chapter 16 - The Substitution Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 17 Chapter 17 - Confessions Neeru Iyer
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Play 18 Chapter 18 - Mirth and Mourning Collee McKinnon
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Play 19 Chapter 19 - The Letter Neeru Iyer
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Play 20 Chapter 20 - The Farewell Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 21 Chapter 21 - The School Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 22 Chapter 22 - The Visit Neeru Iyer
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Play 23 Chapter 23 - The Park Gesine
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Play 24 Chapter 24 - The Sands Neeru Iyer
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Play 25 Chapter 25 - Conclusion Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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