With an introduction by Samantha Ellis. When Agnes's father loses the family savings, young Agnes determines to make her own living - as a governess. Working for the Bloomfields, her enthusiasm is soon dampened by isolation and the cruelty of the children in her charge. Agnes hopes for better in her second job, but when the scheming elder daughter Rosalie makes designs on Agnes new friend, the kind curate Mr Weston, she feels herself silenced and sidelined. Becoming a governess is one thing, becoming invisible is quite another.
When the mysterious and beautiful young widow Helen Graham becomes the new tenant at Wildfell Hall rumours immediately begin to swirl around her. As her neighbour Gilbert Markham comes to discover, Helen has painful secrets buried in her past that even his love for her cannot easily overcome.
Agnes Grey is a trenchant expose of the frequently isolated, intellectually stagnant and emotionally starved conditions under which many governesses worked in the mid-nineteenth century. This is a deeply personal novel written from the author's own experience and as such Agnes Grey has a power and poignancy which mark it out as a landmark work of literature dealing with the social and moral evolution of English society during the last century.
Losy kobiety walczącej o niezależność w świecie, w którym w oczach społeczeństwa i w świetle prawa żona jest jedynie własnością swojego męża.
Pojawienie się we dworze Wildfell Hall pięknej i tajemniczej wdowy wywołuje wielkie poruszenie i huragan plotek wśród okolicznych mieszkańców. Jednym z nich jest coraz bardziej nią zaintrygowany Gilbert Markham. Czy młoda kobieta skrywa jakiś mroczny sekret? Kiedy żyjąca pod ...