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Agnes Grey
Agnes Grey: Large Print | Anne Anne Bront
Agnes Grey is an 1847 novel written by English author Anne Bront?. The novel is about a governess of that name and is said to be based on Bront?'s own experiences in the field. It was Bront?'s first novel. Similar to her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, this is a novel that addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman.
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emmaturi
Agnes Grey | Anne Brontë
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This weekend I was in Milan and saw an adorable bookshop which sold English books, so just had to buy some. They only cost 10 euros. #tbr

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rachelk
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In this short novel Anne Brontë drew on her personal experiences as a governess. Her descriptions of the young people in her care (and their awful parents) are relatable 175 years later. The novel includes a cautionary tale and a love story. The plain but virtuous heroine, Agnes Grey, seems a bit of a precursor to her sister Charlotte‘s better known Jane Eyre. The narration here is straight forward, witty and a bit snarky, which I liked.

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jenniferw88
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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The tagged book didn't cost me any #money, as I used a gift voucher! Tote bag was also free as the publishing house were giving them out when you bought one of their editions! #200pnpcovers @CrowCAH @mabell

CrowCAH Lots of fun merch and books! 6mo
mabell Pretty! 😍 6mo
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Pip2
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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I enjoyed the last two chapters and overall an enjoyable read, a bit more simplistic in development in comparison to Jane Eyre. I enjoyed the lightness and pertness of the story overall, short like a Hemmingway and not overly descriptive as a Dickens, and more enjoyable than an Austin. I would place this at the top 50% of books read by yours truly. Jane still wins out at this point though in the Bronte competition of 2022. Happy reading everyone!

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Cazxxx
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batsy
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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Saw this charming Faber edition of Agnes Grey while browsing today. Perfect to foist upon an unsuspecting young reader and gently convert them to Brontëism 💖

Cathythoughts Oh how gorgeous ❤️ 10mo
batsy @Cathythoughts So pretty! I wanted to gift it to myself 😂 10mo
Cathythoughts I think you absolutely should get it ! It‘s a beautiful book 💝 10mo
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Cathythoughts I ordered a book from Persephone for myself very recently, but I never got the ‘ free wrapping ‘ … what was I thinking 🤷🏼‍♀️🙄.. I would have loved this wrapped up book under the tree from me 😂🎄.. next time 👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
EvieBee When I read this a few years ago, I was sad at the lack of super cute editions available, as it‘s one of my favorite Brontë books. This seems like a promising sign. (edited) 10mo
LeahBergen That should tempt a new generation of readers! 👏🏻👏🏻 10mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Oh, you definitely should have had the free wrapping! You could have put a card on it that said it was from Lisa. 😆 10mo
Cathythoughts @LeahBergen Oh stop 😂 that would be so cute. Lisa ! She‘d love to eat it I‘d say !!! Definitely, next time 👍🏻😁 10mo
Centique That is beautiful! 10mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Aww, you should have got the free wrapping! I agree with @LeahBergen pretend it's from Lisa with a note—"Dear mum, I was perusing your TBR..." ??? 10mo
batsy @EvieBee @LeahBergen It is nice to see more editions & it does seem like the best Brontë to introduce to younger readers. 10mo
batsy @Centique Isn't it just! 💕 10mo
BiblioLitten How lovely! I read this book last year 💕 10mo
batsy @BiblioLitten It's such a pretty edition! 10mo
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bookishbitch
Agnes Gray | Anne Bront
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I really enjoyed The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by her so I have high expectations of this one. #tbrpile

truthinfiction What a beautiful edition! 💓 I loved The Tenant of Wildfell Hall as well. 2y
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cdreincarnate
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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This is somewhere between a pick and a so-so for me. I liked it, but didn‘t love it. It was definitely interesting to see Anne draw on her personal experiences to write her first novel, and to watch her start to develop into the writer who would create The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I also appreciate her sense of humor and sharp wit, which we don‘t see as much from either of her sisters.

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cdreincarnate
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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A Victorian woman teaching her daughter not to accept less than she‘s worth! I ❤️ it! I just wish things had improved more in the past century and a half.

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alisonrose
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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The fact that this is so short for a Victorian novel did factor into my enjoyment. But only a little! Or like half, LOL. But I did really like this, Agnes is dry & kinda snarky, very relatable. Plot is straightforward & accessible, and we don‘t get a lot of walls of text. The kids she cares for are all awful (and speak in oddly formal ways, even for the time) so that was a bit tedious. But liked the look at class systems & the happy ending. 4/5 ⭐️

KathyWheeler I keep meaning to read something of Anne Bronte‘s; maybe I‘ll check this one out. 2y
alisonrose @KathyWheeler I think it‘s a good one to start with since it‘s such a quick read! 2y
KathyWheeler @alisonrose I just downloaded it. 2y
alisonrose @KathyWheeler 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 2y
BiblioLitten I really liked the novel towards the end, after she leaves employment at the Murrays. 2y
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alisonrose
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront

It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.

So said the teachers of our childhood; and so say we to the children of the present day. All very judicious and proper no doubt; but are such assertions supported by actual experience?

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alisonrose
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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Well played, Sir Douglas! 🤣🤣🤣

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alisonrose
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront

I can conceive few situations more harassing than that wherein, however you may long for success, however you may labour to fulfil your duty, your efforts are baffled and set at naught by those beneath you, and unjustly censured and misjudged by those above.

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alisonrose
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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I know this isn‘t one of the more beloved classics, but it sounds interesting and it‘s surprisingly short for a classic novel! #nowreading

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Hestapleton
Agnes Gray | Anne Bront
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My first Anne Brontë novel and it was delightful! I enjoyed it far more than either of her sisters‘ books and I‘m really looking forward to The Tenant of Wildfell Hall! Book 8/12 for #bfc28 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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BarbaraBB
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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Based on her own experiences, Brontë depicts the isolation inherent in a governess's life, trapped between the classes.
People literally fail to see Agnes: doors are shut upon her and she takes pains not to walk beside anyone on the way to church to avoid unpleasant silences. Yet she is an educated woman and great observer who gives the reader insight in the issues of Victorian times.

#1001books #classicschallenge2020

(Pic: Muscat, Oman)

Tanisha_A Super review, and fabulous photograph! Hope you are enjoying Oman! ❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB @Tanisha_A I am, but tonight I am flying home again unfortunately 🤷🏻‍♀️💕 3y
LeahBergen Aww, you‘re already on your way home? 😩 3y
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Ruthiella Nice! I plan to read either this one or the Tenant of Wildfeld Hall this year! 3y
BarbaraBB @LeahBergen Yeah, one more day (it‘s morning here), tonight we‘re going home. It was just a week but one very well spent ❤️ 3y
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella This one is short, Tenant is a chunkster so I chose for this one 😉 3y
Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻❤️I have it on my shelf .. must get to it 3y
batsy I loved this one! Lovely review and photo, yet again ❤️ Glad you had a good week of hols! 3y
ValerieAndBooks I liked this one a lot more than I thought I would 💖 3y
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BarbaraBB
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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For the #classicschallenge2020 I started another @SerialReader . Anne is the only Brontë sister I haven‘t read yet so it‘s about time.

Reviewsbylola This one was just ok for me. Much better than Villette though, which I just finished. This is the only one of Anne‘s books I‘ve read. 3y
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola I feel the same. At 75% this one is just okay. I bailed on Vilette.. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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charl08
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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Samantha Ellis on Anne Bronte in the TLS from January 17.

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erzascarletbookgasm
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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It is said the story of Agnes Grey comes direct from Anne Bronte‘s experiences as a governess. It shows us the unappreciative treatment of women in the role, and the isolated lives they lived. The narrative is plain and direct, at times sounds bitter (to me), revealing the differences in social classes and the status of women during the era. I was entertained by its witty prose. The protagonist, Agnes👇
#JennyIs30 #Victorian
#classicschallenge2020

erzascarletbookgasm (Cont.) is admirable, and is a sensible young woman with high morals but a bit too passive for my liking. Still a good read, but I like The Tenant of Wildfell Hall better. 3y
TrishB Lovely review 👍🏻 3y
squirrelbrain Great review! ❤️ 3y
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Cathythoughts Yes ! Nice review Jessie ❤️👍🏻 3y
Catherine_Willoughby I don't have this book. I my list 3y
batsy Anne! ❤️❤️ 3y
Mdargusch I agree - great review! 🤩 3y
Reviewsbylola I actually think I‘ve read this but I can‘t remember! 3y
readordierachel I read this last month and agree on all counts! 3y
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liahavula
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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Rather light and simple book with a nice love story as typical for Brontë sisters. Cants say it will ever be the book to read again but definitely no regrets here. To me personally it was like a warm welcome back to the world of reading.

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liahavula
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront

"The best way to enjoy yourself is to do what is right and hate nobody"

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twohectobooks
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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Not as good as Anne Brontë‘s other novel, but still solid and enjoyable to read. Agnes can sometimes be frustrating in her passivity, but I also realized that I have more in common with her than I do Jane Eyre (Catherine Earnshaw is in another class entirely) and so maybe this is just a little too real.

batsy That's a pretty cover! 3y
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twohectobooks
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ValerieAndBooks
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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Agnes Grey was better than I expected 💖. From her difficulties of being a governess to horrid kids to observing class differences to discussing reading and books ☝️ with the guy she falls in love with — very good. All covered in about 200 pages, but still satisfying 😊

Read for #1001Books

SaraFair Thank you for this review! I have it on my shelf and now I am encouraged to get to it-🤓 3y
ValerieAndBooks @SaraFair I hope you enjoy it 💖 3y
CafeMom I enjoyed this one too when I read it. 3y
ValerieAndBooks @CafeMom I wasn‘t expecting to like it — glad I did and that you did too 😊 3y
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ValerieAndBooks
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This is a great opening sentence to Agnes Grey. #1001Books

Leftcoastzen That‘s awesome! Still on my TBR 3y
Ruthiella Never read any Anne! I own both her novels too. No excuse. 😀 3y
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella This has been TBR forever 🙈! But realized it is relatively short 😂! 3y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 3y
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LondElle89
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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I love Anne Brontë and wish she had the opportunity to write more. 'Agnes Grey' is completely different from Wildfell Hall. Rather than being gothic and melodramatic; this one reads more like a Jane Austen novel. As always, I enjoy Anne's capture of reality in her novels. They speak so many truths that are relevant today. Great novel, easy to read. Not as good as Wildfell, but still wonderful. 4 out of 5.

megnews Your first sentence. I always say this about Anne Bronte. I think she would have been even greater than Charlotte had she lived longer. 3y
LondElle89 @megnews I agree 3y
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Andrea313
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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Some wonderful #grey titles. #ColorMePretty
@Sweetkokoro

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Libby1
Agnes Gray | Anne Bront
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“I long to do some good in the world before I leave it.” ❤️

batsy 💔 3y
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Andrea313
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Shout-out to my mother-in-law for both the wonderfully cozy #socks and this drop-dead gorgeous book. Finally getting a jump on my Anne Bronte reading and could not be more psyched. #currentlyreading

LeahBergen Ahhh, you can‘t go wrong with Anne. ❤️ I recommend this book (if you haven‘t read it yet) 4y
Andrea313 @LeahBergen That's the book that inspired me to take up Anne's writing! I'd read Charlotte and Emily, but Take Courage made me fall madly in love with Anne. ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
sprainedbrain Love that book! ❤️ 4y
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ClairesReads
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Agnes Grey is a novel that had a lot of unrealised potential for me. parts of this are great. I loved the exploration of class: what it is to be rich, to be poor, and to be neither. The early section did nothing for me, but illustrate that Agnes is rubbish at being a governess. We just accept it, and her employers inexplicably seem to as well. Agnes was just a bit too clueless for me, although determined and strong in her dedication to her family.

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ClairesReads
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Next up on @SerialReader

RidgewayGirl Anne is the best of the Bronte sisters. 4y
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Andrea313
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I DIDN'T KNOW THIS WAS HAPPENING AND NOW I WANT TO SCREAM WITH JOY! #takemymoney #brontes

📷: @arcturusbooks on Instagram

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MaryJJ
Agnes Grey: Large Print | Anne Anne Bront
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Scrittura spettacolare, ogni parola affascina e spinge il lettore a riflettere sul significato dell'amore: quello sciocco, quello ambizioso, quello fallace e quello che vede protagonisti Agnes e il signor Weston, quello che non ha bisogno di soldi , di informazioni , di ruolo sociale o di vicinanza/lontanza perché quando giunge ti trova ovunque anche su un spiaggia e proprio quando avevi smesso di pensarci.

Grazie Anne Bronte per queste emozioni.

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overtheedge
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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# 13 of 100 Classics Challenge
Agnes Grey
By Anne Bronte

I'm looking forward to reading this....my first Anne Bronte.....I'm on page 47 and really like Agnes....

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shahn77
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Love this! Anne Bronte is wonderful. I wish there were many more works by Anne to consume. It is unfortunate that she didn't live long enough to write more.

christmassquirrel I LOVE the Brontës! Anne is sort of forgotten but she is excellent. If you like poetry, check hers out! 4y
shahn77 @christmassquirrel I think Anne is my favorite Bronte! I heard you were back from your trip. I hope you had an awesome time. Coffee soon?????? 4y
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batsy
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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The tender, quiet #lovestory in my "A" read for #litsyclassics is something that still warms my heart when I think about it ?

I found this cover online and I love it, but I don't think it's an English edition.

#maylovesclassics @Sarah83 @Bambolina_81

Sophoclessweetheart It‘s a gorgeous edition x 4y
saresmoore Wow, yes to that cover! This one has lingered in my mind, too. Now that you mention it, I think it‘s influencing a story I‘ve been working on, too. 🤔 4y
PickwickPlockPlock I know I have read it once and liked it, but I cannot remember a love story... Time for a re-read, I'd say! 4y
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batsy @Wanderingwithwords So pretty. And so much conveyed in that pose 😍 4y
batsy @saresmoore Ooooohhh... If you're ever in the sharing mood... 😊❤️ 4y
batsy @PickwickPlockPlock It's so subtly done and minus all the drama, maybe that's why it slips unobtrusively into the background ☺️ Love your username, btw 😁 4y
PickwickPlockPlock @batsy thanks 😀 4y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! I can't believe I've never read this. 4y
Faibka Beautiful cover! 4y
Cathythoughts Beautiful! I‘m looking forward to reading this ❤️ 4y
batsy @rubyslippersreads I think you'll love it :) 4y
batsy @Faibka It is lovely, I can't stop looking at it! @Cathythoughts Enjoy! ❤️ 4y
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Kalalalatja
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Thank you so much for this sweet surprise @Sarah83 ❤️❤️ you are slowly on the way to making me addicted to those book shaped liqourice pieces! I have read the book, which is great, but I don‘t own a copy of it, but now I do, thanks to you ☺️

#RandomActofBookishKindness #BookMail

Sarah83 Glad it arrived. 🤗💖 Hope you enjoy your second read. 😘 4y
Mdargusch I love the page markers too! 4y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch these ones are really cute. Every four weeks there are other designs.😍 4y
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emilyhaldi So sweet!! ❤️ 4y
Mdargusch Who makes those page markers? I guess I need them. 😁 4y
ephemeralwaltz How‘s the book? I have it on my Kindle. The only Brontë sister I haven‘t read yet. 4y
LeahBergen I‘m SO addicted to the Boekendrops! 😮😮 4y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch it's a German product. Should I collect some of them for you? 4y
Mdargusch Thanks @Sarah83 but I really don‘t need more. 😂 I like how they suck you in with new editions though. You are very sweet to offer. 😘 4y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch ok. I still have two or three packages at home. Think about it. 😉 4y
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Samplergal
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Mehso-so

While we were all away offline from Litsy I finished yet another book. I really think I‘m on Serial Reader overload. This was just okay. I‘m always the reader that doesn‘t love the ones most people do.

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aquariusnat
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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A wonderful classic from the 1800s that still holds up today . So glad I read it !

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toofondofbooks
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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March wrapup number 3

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aquariusnat
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Decided on the Bronte novel for my next reading !

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Ash.on.the.line
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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Short and simple but still beautifully written. Very different from the Tenant of Wildfell Hall, but in no way less than.

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Ash.on.the.line
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Before bed reading.
I feel like I‘ve been only posting reviews and absent from Litsy a little. This is because I‘m trying to read more than I buy this year if I can. Turns out I‘m behind by about 10! So I‘ve hunkered down and used all my free time for reading. Not a bad thing but I do miss you lovely littens! 😊

Bklover Good for you!!! 5y
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Mdargusch
Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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Here are my final titles for #booked2018 January-March
Beartown - featuring an Olympic sport
As Brave As You - POC author
Karma Khullar‘s Mustache - body positive novel
Cocaine Blues - cozy mystery
Agnes Grey - feminist classic
Double Indemnity - unconventional romance
Now for the second quarter! This such a fun challenge!

Melissa_J I really liked Agnes Grey. 5y
Cinfhen Yay 😁 so glad you‘re enjoying and some fabulous reads❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 5y
emilyhaldi Love it!! Now onto Steampunk... Who knows, might become your new favorite genre! 🤞🏻 5y
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BiblioLitten This is a really good list! TBR updated 😊 5y
mrp27 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
alisiakae I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! Some of your picks definitely made it on to my TBR list. 😃 5y
Reviewsbylola Double Indemnity was definitely unconventional!! 5y
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Teafiend
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My first read by Anne Bronte. It is a short read that is definitely slow in parts. I love imagining what it was like during that time

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toofondofbooks
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This was much lighter for a Bronte novel, even than Anne's own The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. It almost felt more like Austen than Bronte, but still a good read.

Samplergal I just added it. Thanks for the recommendation. 5y
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Mdargusch
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This book has everything I love about classics - the unrequited Love, mean rich girls, poor and humble governesses and a happy ending. However, I wish Bronte had not included the animal abuse.
#booked2018 #feministclassic

LeahBergen I‘m glad you liked it! 😘 5y
Cinfhen Lovely photo😍 5y
Tamra My kinda story, and that cover! 5y
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Reviewsbylola Gorgeous cover. 5y
emilyhaldi So you did like?! It was quick too ☺️ maybe I will borrow... 5y
batsy Agreed, such a good book. And your photo is lovely. 5y
Mdargusch Thanks @Cinfhen and @batsy 😁 5y
Mdargusch Yes! It started off slow but I finished it with a big smile on my face @LeahBergen - thanks again! 5y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! 5y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely pic! I need to get to this! 5y
readordierachel What a beautiful edition! 5y
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Vbrrgirl
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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#Litsyclassics#lettera @Sarah83 First book completes on this challenge. Thank you Agnes for so eloquently explaining to me why I love Poetry in Chapter 17. Love this version - great historical info included and the explanatory notes were helpful. On to #letterb

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