Agnes Grey is the debut novel of Anne Bronte and it was first published in 1847 under the pen name Actor Bell. It is mainly based on the writer’s experiences as governess and it is considered to be one of the classics of English literature.
Plot: It is the story of Agnes Grey, a governess and her experiences working for two families in Victorian England.
Mary Barton: A Tale of Manchester Life is the first novel by English author Elizabeth Gaskell, published in 1848. The story is set in the English city of Manchester between 1839 and 1842, and deals with the difficulties faced by the Victorian lower class. It is subtitled ‘.
I am writing this quick post to let you know that I am planning to take part to the Agnes Grey Read-Along hosted by Becksa.
I am really excited about this since it is my very first read-along and I solemnly swear to try to keep up with it. I have been meaning to read Agnes Grey for ages so I think that this is the perfect opportunity to do so. I hope a lot of people will take part in it and that we will have some nice conversations about the book.
The Woodlanders is a novel by Thomas Hardy and it was serialised from May 1886 to April 1887 in Macmillan’s Magazine and published in three volumes in 1887. It is not well-known as are other of his books, but to the best of my knowledge it is regarded as one of Hardy’s major novels and, according to Wikipedia, it is considered Continue reading The Woodlanders by Thomas Hardy (review)→
I watched this adaptation of Jane Eyre yesterday and I have to admit that I did have great expectations for this one. However, I was rather disappointed than rewarded for watching it. Continue reading Jane Eyre (2011): review→
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