Anne Brontë. Ed. with an introd. and notes by Angeline Goreau
Goreau, Angeline [Hrsg.]
Drawing on her own experiences Anne Brontë wrote her first novel out of an urgent need to inform her contemporaries about the desperate position of unmarried, educated women driven to take up the only 'respectable' career open to them - that of a governess. Struggling with the monstrous Bloomfield children and then disdained in the superior Murray household, Agnes tells a story that is at once a ruthless materialism and, according to George Moore, 'the most perfect prose narrative in English literature'.