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Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (1820 -1849) is a classic novel based on the life of working as a governess. It is set in the Victorian era and follows the story of Agnes, the daughter of a minister who finds employment by working as a governess due her family’s financial difficulties. She is faced with challenging issues which young women at the time were faced with whilst working as a governess. The novel was first published in 1847 and republished in 1850. It was considered to be a reflection of the authors own life experiences whilst working for five years as a governess.

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Anne Bronte (1820-1849) was an English author who wrote the famous classics Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. She was raised with her two sisters Charlotte (author of Jane Eyre, Shirley, Villette and The Professor) and Emily (author of Wuthering Heights) Bronte and was mostly educated at home studying art and music. Although she was sent to school Anne and her sisters had a passion for reading and writing and their father had an extensive collection of English literature at home. Anne spent a short period of time in boarding school and later working as a governess but died at the early age of 29.

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