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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,738 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Brontë Narrator: Rosemary Davis Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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In Victorian times, an unmarried woman of good breeding didn't have much choice of vocation. Agnes Grey, a single woman, becomes a governess because it is one of the few respectable occupations open to her. Ill treated by her employers, she finds that the only person who treats her well is the curate, Mr. Weston. Told in a simple, realistic style, and drawing on Anne Brontë's own experiences as governess at Thorp Green Hall near York, this first novel by Anne Brontë depicts the small humiliations and inhumanity a governess was forced to endure, and in so doing is a powerful indictment of Victorian society. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca Farmer | 2/13/2014

    " It is a little slow, but overall, it is a fast read so you hardly notice how slow it is. I really liked the fact that it was not a fairytale, but gave an honest happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andréa | 2/6/2014

    " Out of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and this book this was my favorite. I was actually shocked that it was so much less popular. It is a great romance classic! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 1/19/2014

    " Agnes Grey was a bit slow-going for the first half of the book. Consisting mostly of descriptions of her charges as a governess for two different families. Once she meets the young curate, Edward Weston, things become a bit more interesting. Overall, a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cameron | 1/6/2014

    " Not super great; too much summary and not enough depth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Breanne | 1/3/2014

    " Agnes Grey is a relaxing and predictable story. I'm enjoying the sentance structure and word choice of this old classic work. This book closely resembles a diary and makes you forget that it is just a story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 12/28/2013

    " Quite slow moving and painfully detailed as many English romance-tragedy books are written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 12/16/2013

    " Agnes Grey was a bright ray of sunshine after reading Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. An easy read full of humor and insight, especially as it concerns parents, their children, and those who are tasked with their care. Just goes to show that human nature doesn't change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Haddad | 12/4/2013

    " I found Anne Bronte's style of writing similar to her sister Charlotte's. Really enjoyed the story (wouldn't ever want to be a governess!) but not the twists and turns familiar in both her sisters writings. Look forward to reading more from Anne. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/17/2013

    " I love the Bronte sisters stories. They are always sweet love stories featuring independent women, in which the proper girl gets the proper gentlemen and the wicked girl gets her just desserts as well. This story was no different. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Em | 9/1/2013

    " LOVE this book!!! It's a cute little romance and I would definitely recommend it to anybody! Yes, even to the guys ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Harden | 6/1/2013

    " Loved it! Beautiful language "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cornerscribe | 5/16/2013

    " A fabulous view into the life of a governess, minus the improbable and unlikely romances that often appear in other novels of the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlee Naylor | 10/27/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, though I didn't find it very fast-paced or exciting. I enjoyed the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 7/27/2011

    " I thought I had read all the Bronte books, but missed this one. It was a very good book, not a page-turner, but a good story. I would recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ainee | 1/8/2010

    " I found it a little similar to the book ' The tenant of wildfell hall '. I enjoyed reading both of them though. But the former was a little better then Agnes Grey but overall it was a nice book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Traci | 12/12/2007

    " Next to Jane Eyre this one has got to be one of my favorite of the Bronte novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joey | 12/11/2003

    " I thought I'd give Anne Bronte a try. Glad I did, but I see why she's the uncelebrated sister--she's so much less dramatic and dripping in major depths of emotions, yet she still comments on the social classes and societal rules. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 KayLee | 8/28/2003

    " I've been really compelled with both of Anne's books. I really liked this one's story-line, and her writing is as good as ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jccoleman | 1/22/2001

    " My book is only 150pgs. It was interesting to read about the interactions between a poor hired tutor and the wealthy employeers. I really enjoyed the attention given to the reader by the narrator. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri Ryan | 4/16/2000

    " The wittier of the 3 Bronte sisters... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Mazzoni | 3/10/2000

    " Please, tell me someone else really liked this book. And not just beacuse of the autobiografical natire of it... "

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