The well-educated daughter of a penniless clergyman, Agnes Grey is treated like a child by her own family and so sets out to prove herself by seeking employment as a governess. Soon, however, her idealistic notions regarding the education and care of her wards are dashed as she battles to control the wild Bloomfi eld children in her fi rst situation, and is then held in low regard by the superior Murray household.
Agnes Grey is full of quiet passion and remains a beloved classic to this day.
The most perfect prose narrative in English letters. Agnes Grey is a narrative simple and beautiful as a muslin dress -- George Moore
Anne Bronte (1820-1849), the youngest of the Bronte sisters, is best known for her two novels The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Agnes Grey. Like her siblings Emily and Branwell, her life was tragically cut short by tuberculosis