By Anne Brontë
The one one-volume hardcover version of the 2 uncommonly strong novels written via the youngest of the well-known Brontë sisters.
Anne Brontë wrote those beautifully profitable novels prior to her tragically early dying, either one of them in a way more grittily life like mode than the extra romantic ones favourite via her sisters. Agnes gray, the tale of a governess operating for disdainful and vicious employers, is a wrenching account of the determined straits confronted via Victorian ladies with out funds or husband. The Tenant of Wildfell corridor tells a narrative that used to be surprising for its time: a girl leaves her alcoholic and abusive husband on the way to shield their younger son and needs to dwell in hiding to avoid the legislations from taking her baby clear of her. those novels became classics not just via dint of the sophisticated and ironic strength of Anne Brontë's prose yet as a result passionate indictments of social injustice that animate them.
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Extra resources for Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
It was true, Eliza was not beside me; but she was with her friends in the ponycarriage, as happy, I trusted, as I was; and even when we pedestrians, having forsaken the highway for a short cut across the fields, beheld the little carriage far away, disappearing amid the green, embowering flees, I did not hate those trees for snatching the dear little bonnet and shawl from my sight, nor did I feel that all those intervening objects lay between my happiness and me; for, to confess the truth, I was too happy in the company of Mrs Graham, to regret the absence of Eliza Millward.
She then bid me good evening and withdrew. I had not proceeded many steps on my way homewards when I perceived Mr Lawrence, on his pretty grey pony, coming up the rugged lane that crossed over the hill top. I went a little out of my way to speak to him; for we had not met for some time. ’ said he, after the first few words of greeting had passed between us. ’ ‘Humph! ’ He looked contemplatively at his horse’s mane, as if he had some serious cause of dissatisfaction with it, or something else. ‘Well!
Ah! and you never will know, Gilbert, till you’re married. ’ ‘Oh! that’s all nonsense, my dear—It’s mere boy’s talk that! ’ ‘Then, you must fall each into your proper place. You’ll do your business, and she, if she’s worthy of you, will do hers; but it’s your business to please yourself, and hers to please you. I’m sure your poor, dear father was as good a husband as ever lived, and after the first six months or so were over, I should as soon have expected him to fly, as to put himself out of his way to pleasure me.
Agnes Grey, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë