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Agnes Grey
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
Agnes Grey: A Novel by Acton Bell / Anne Bronte - Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Bronte, first published in December 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry. Scholarship and comments by Anne's sister Charlotte Bronte suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Bronte's own experiences as a governess for five years. Like her sister Charlotte's novel Jane Eyre, it addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman. The choice of central character allows Anne to deal with issues of oppression and abuse of women and governesses, isolation and ideas of empathy. An additional theme is the fair treatment of animals. Agnes Grey also mimics some of the stylistic approaches of bildungsromans, employing ideas of personal growth and coming to age, but representing a character who in fact does not gain in virtue. The Irish novelist George Moore praised Agnes Grey as "the most perfect prose narrative in English letters,"and went so far as to compare Anne's prose to that of Jane Austen. Modern critics have made more subdued claims admiring Agnes Grey with a less overt praise of Bronte's work than Moore.
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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! 2mo
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twohectobooks
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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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-🤓 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @SaraFair I hope you enjoy it 💖 3mo
CafeMom I enjoyed this one too when I read it. 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @CafeMom I wasn‘t expecting to like it — glad I did and that you did too 😊 3mo
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ValerieAndBooks
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront
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This is a great opening sentence to Agnes Grey. #1001Books

Leftcoastzen That‘s awesome! Still on my TBR 3mo
Ruthiella Never read any Anne! I own both her novels too. No excuse. 😀 3mo
ValerieAndBooks @Leftcoastzen @Ruthiella This has been TBR forever 🙈! But realized it is relatively short 😂! 3mo
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 3mo
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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. 5mo
LondElle89 @megnews I agree 5mo
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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 💔 6mo
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LitDrivenGirl
Agnes Grey | Charlotte Bront, Anne Bront
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When you are shopping for your bookshop with help from your sister 😅. Also when publishers give us new editions we can't resist 😍. We can't stop, no we won't stop...

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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) 10mo
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. ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
sprainedbrain Love that book! ❤️ 10mo
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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. 1y
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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! 1y
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?????? 1y
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awishman
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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Read this for #BacktoClassicsChallenge2018 #19thcenturyclassic and enjoyed it. Anne's writing lacks the melodrama of Emily's and the emotion of Charlotte's, but that may make her work appeal more to some.

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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 2y
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. 🤔 2y
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! 2y
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batsy @Wanderingwithwords So pretty. And so much conveyed in that pose 😍 2y
batsy @saresmoore Ooooohhh... If you're ever in the sharing mood... 😊❤️ 2y
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 😁 2y
PickwickPlockPlock @batsy thanks 😀 2y
rubyslippersreads Gorgeous! I can't believe I've never read this. 2y
Faibka Beautiful cover! 2y
Cathythoughts Beautiful! I‘m looking forward to reading this ❤️ 2y
batsy @rubyslippersreads I think you'll love it :) 2y
batsy @Faibka It is lovely, I can't stop looking at it! @Cathythoughts Enjoy! ❤️ 2y
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Kalalalatja
Agnes Gray | Anne Bront
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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. 😘 2y
Mdargusch I love the page markers too! 2y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch these ones are really cute. Every four weeks there are other designs.😍 2y
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emilyhaldi So sweet!! ❤️ 2y
Mdargusch Who makes those page markers? I guess I need them. 😁 2y
ephemeralwaltz How‘s the book? I have it on my Kindle. The only Brontë sister I haven‘t read yet. 2y
LeahBergen I‘m SO addicted to the Boekendrops! 😮😮 2y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch it's a German product. Should I collect some of them for you? 2y
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. 😘 2y
Sarah83 @Mdargusch ok. I still have two or three packages at home. Think about it. 😉 2y
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Samplergal
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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
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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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!!! 2y
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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. 2y
Cinfhen Yay 😁 so glad you‘re enjoying and some fabulous reads❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 2y
emilyhaldi Love it!! Now onto Steampunk... Who knows, might become your new favorite genre! 🤞🏻 2y
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BiblioLitten This is a really good list! TBR updated 😊 2y
mrp27 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
4thhouseontheleft I‘m glad you‘re enjoying it! Some of your picks definitely made it on to my TBR list. 😃 2y
Reviewsbylola Double Indemnity was definitely unconventional!! 2y
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Teafiend
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
Mehso-so

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. 2y
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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! 😘 2y
Cinfhen Lovely photo😍 2y
Tamra My kinda story, and that cover! 2y
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Reviewsbylola Gorgeous cover. 2y
emilyhaldi So you did like?! It was quick too ☺️ maybe I will borrow... 2y
batsy Agreed, such a good book. And your photo is lovely. 2y
Mdargusch Thanks @Cinfhen and @batsy 😁 2y
Mdargusch Yes! It started off slow but I finished it with a big smile on my face @LeahBergen - thanks again! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely pic! I need to get to this! 2y
readordierachel What a beautiful edition! 2y
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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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batsy
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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Anne Brontë's story about the single working woman & the role of the governess as outsider. I love the way it focuses on how ideology is reproduced, passed down from privileged parents to kids. The difficulty Agnes faces with her young charges! Brontë is astute about how ideals of masculinity & femininity are maintained & how hostile heterosexual relations are among the well-off when marriage was about property+maintenance of the family line. ⬇️

batsy My main issue with it is that it felt episodic, like a series of vignettes strung together. The narrative becomes a bit more fleshed out when Mr. Weston makes an appearance. If I read it before Tenant of Wildfell Hall I would have loved it a little bit more; nevertheless, it's great to see the progress from this to ToWH. To think about what could have come after ToWH had Anne Brontë lived longer! Letter A for #litsyclassics @Sarah83 @saresmoore 2y
saresmoore Great review! I‘m still working on it. 😬 2y
GatheringBooks this looks like a great edition - and very thoughtful review, as always. ;) 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm Great review! I still need to read this and ToWH! 2y
batsy @saresmoore Thank you and I'm sorry I went ahead and finished 😬 I think you know how I get when I have several books going at once 😂 2y
batsy @GatheringBooks Thank you so much! The Capuchin Classics are quite cool :) 2y
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you! Yes, definitely read them *gentle prodding* 😁 2y
LeahBergen I felt the very same way as I read The Tenant of Wildfell Hall first, too. I love seeing how her style matured though! 2y
batsy @LeahBergen It was pretty amazing to see and sad to realise there wasn't more ❤️ 2y
rohit-sawant Wonderful review! And what @LeahBergen said! 2y
batsy @rohit-sawant Thank you! I am so intrigued by Anne that I promptly ordered this 2y
rohit-sawant Oh, stacked! I'd love to learn more about Anne as well. This sounds like a great place to start! 2y
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KVanRead
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#150PnPCoverParty While nothing beats Darcy‘s #proposals IMHO, (😛) one of the most satisfying I‘ve recently read is in Agnes Grey. The surf crashing against the bluffs, alone at sunset, a perfect match, what‘s not to like? I also love this cover I came across online and need to track it down now! @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

RachelO That cover's wonderful! Wonder why I've never read this. 2y
readordierachel Fabulous cover! 2y
rubyslippersreads What @RachelO said! 😊 2y
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vivjm Gorgeous cover! I really liked The Tenant of Wildfell Hall...must get to this soon 2y
batsy I'm reading it now and almost towards the end... Looking forward to this scene ☺️ I agree, this cover is lovely! 2y
LeahBergen This is the Vintage cover (I recently bought this edition as a gift). I liked that his dog even makes an appearance on this cover! ❤️ 2y
Tamra Wow, that cover!! 2y
umbrellagirl This cover is outstanding! 2y
CrowCAH I‘ve read this so long ago, don‘t remember the details, but the proposal sounds romantic! 2y
KVanRead @CrowCAH It is very satisfying 💕 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen ❤️ the dog! 🐶 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen and thanks for the edition info! 2y
KVanRead @RachelO @rubyslippersreads It‘s quite an enjoyable and quick read. 2y
KVanRead @ReadOrDieRachel @Tamra @umbrellagirl Yes, I‘m totally in love with it! 2y
KVanRead @vivjm The Tenant is still TBR for me. Hope to get to it one of these days! 2y
KVanRead @batsy Oops! Hope this wasn‘t a spoiler! I tried not to say who‘s involved 😬 2y
Vbrrgirl Almost finished with this book and I‘ve really enjoyed it! 2y
batsy Not at all! And honestly with the classics, so much of the plot is known and the best ones can hardly be spoiled 😊 Just finished it... I'm happy for Agnes 💕 2y
KVanRead @batsy Oh good! Yes, I think dear Agnes did very well 💕 2y
KVanRead @Vbrrgirl Yes I was quite glad to have finally read it! 2y
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batsy
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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Not quite the #vicar but the curate, Mr Weston in my current read is slowly setting Agnes' heart aflutter by being kind & good. He is the anti-Heathcliff & the anti-Rochester. In my late thirties I can definitely say that Anne was onto something in her twenties, when she was writing this. (I love Agnes' self-deprecation: "I always lacked common sense when taken by surprise." Me too, Agnes.) @saresmoore

#150PnPCoverParty @CrowCAH @LeahBergen

saresmoore 🙌 2y
CrowCAH Read this long ago, but recall I liked it! 2y
KVanRead Love him! 2y
LeahBergen Oh, Anne had the most common sense of that bunch, I‘m sure! 😆 2y
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saresmoore
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School pickup reading time with this mildly disturbing edition of Agnes Grey. Something about that rocking horse is just sinister...

Lacythebookworm That is an odd cover design! 2y
readordierachel Some interesting design choices there... 2y
saresmoore @Lacythebookworm @ReadOrDieRachel Can you tell I bought it for the intro? Haha! It was also very inexpensive. 2y
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LeahBergen Because sometimes they can rock on their own 😬😬 (okay, that‘s just my ghost story / horror movie paranoia showing 😂). 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen My mind went exactly there! Every time I read an atmospheric Brontë book, I picture haunted houses/landscapes/properties. 2y
Moray_Reads Looks more Susan Hill than Emily Brontë 😨 2y
saresmoore @Moray_Reads Doesn‘t it? That reminds me that I ought to read some Susan Hill! 2y
Suet624 Forget the book. I was all about snooping to see what you wrote in that notebook! 2y
saresmoore @Suet624 Brace yourself for a lengthy email tomorrow, including topics covered in this journal and more! 🙃 2y
Suet624 Yippee! I especially want to hear about the laundry folding. 😀 2y
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Amabear
Agnes Grey | Anne Bront, Acton Bell
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Four out of five stars. This book was beautifully written, and I very much enjoyed reading it. The simple love story was sweet and genuine. However there was a lack of conflict, and excitement. (Perhaps due to its autobiographical nature) I much preferred Anne‘s other book- The tenant of wildfell hall. But I can appreciate this book and story in its own simple right. #agnesgrey #annebronte #bronte #classics #18thcentury #lovestory #beautifulwords

BookishMe Definitely reading this after I enjoyed The Tenant 2y
Amabear @BookishMe absolutely! Such a sweet voice and character. You‘ll love it. What are you reading now? 2y
BookishMe @Amabear ermmm... Too many to list. But I am trying to focus on A Gentleman in Moscow while struggling to complete 2y
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Amabear @BookishMe awesome! You liking either of them? 2y
Amabear @BookishMe awesome!! 2y
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saresmoore
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Origami ad MadLibs for one kiddo, while the other attends her first theatre fundamentals class.

I‘m reading the disastrous misadventures of the mistreated and woefully underpaid governess, Agnes Grey. Anne Brontë writes some truly lovely passages.

LeahBergen Lucy doesn‘t share in her sister‘s flair for the dramatic? 😉 2y
HippieChickHomeschool I‘ve been wanting to try Anne! Can‘t wait to hear your full review 2y
saresmoore @LeahBergen Weeeell, she certainly brings her share of drama to the family, maybe just not to the stage. 🙃 2y
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saresmoore @HippieChickHomeschool I loved reading The Tenant of Wildfell Hall last year. It‘s long and beautiful with lots of heart. Anne‘s tone of voice is distinct and I‘m picking it up in Agnes Grey, as well, but perhaps with less involvement with the story. Gorgeous language in both, although sometimes it sounds like someone overused an thesaurus. 2y
batsy I'm still at the very beginning but I hope to make some significant progress this weekend! 😆 2y
Amabear Just finished this one! Lovely little book. I‘m ready for something more exciting now though. 2y
saresmoore @Amabear I hear you on that! I read several books at a time, so the agony of Agnes is a welcome change of pace when I pick it up. 2y
Amabear @saresmoore that‘s great! I used to read several books at once when I was younger! It was so fun. What other books are you reading? 2y
saresmoore @Amabear Right now, I‘m reading two short story collections, another classic (Babbitt), Virginia Woolf‘s To the Lighthouse, and a Tournament of Books shortlist pick (Idaho). 2y
Amabear Oooo Virginia wolf is next on my list of literary adventures! 2y
saresmoore @Amabear She is amazing. It will be an entirely different experience to Anne Brontë! 2y
Amabear @saresmoore can‘t wait!! 2y
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Amabear
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Multitasking❤️ sigh. Why can‘t language be this beautiful in our modern day? We have let it deteriorate so... I take solace in my books of proper prose and the words-even in the simplest scenes- speak to my heart like poetry.

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Amabear
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My current work in progress is filling my heart up. This is exactly the type of book I like to read. Anne Bronté you have gained an enthusiastic fan for your work. I adore your language and relate to all your heroines. And don‘t tell your sisters, but you may be my favorite ;) #annebronte #brontesisters #classics #agnesgrey and that quote though! #wanderlust

saresmoore I‘m currently reading this, as well! Her command of language is impressive! Have you read 2y
Amabear @saresmoore YES! I think that was one of my favorite books yet. I just loved her characters and thoughts and ideas! 2y
saresmoore Absolutely! I think I liked the flow of story better in Tenant, but I appreciate her spirit and love of words and people that is so evident in Agnes Grey. This one is more autobiographical, I think. 2y
Amabear @saresmoore absolutely! I am saving my judgment of this one for the end, which is near! But I love the glimpse into what was surly part of her life as a governess. 2y
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Vbrrgirl
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Time to get started with #litsyclassicsatoz. Pretty sure this is not the book I picked for A - knowing myself, I will probably change my mind through all 26 letters! 😳

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KVanRead
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As you might guess from my choice of artwork I quite like the Brontë Sisters, but I had never read Anne and I‘m glad I rectified that. I confess I found Agnes a bit dull and whingey at times with the influence of the parsonage weighing heavily, but at other times she surprises with her wry observations and I grew to like her more and more towards the very satisfying ending. #LitsyClassics Letter A. @Sarah83 @batsy @cobwebmoth @saresmoore @Ole

HeatherBookNerd Probably my least favorite Bronte book. The whining. Yes. 2y
saresmoore Great review! I‘ll look forward to being able to discuss it with you when I read it. 😊 2y
batsy Nice review! @saresmoore I'm still interested in reading this together, if you are 🤗 2y
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KVanRead @HeatherBookNerd Yup. I feel ya on the whining for sure! 2y
KVanRead @saresmoore @batsy I look forward to seeing your posts! 2y
LeahBergen I bet you‘ll really like The Tenant of Wildfell Hall when you get to it. You can see how much Anne improved as a writer. 2y
LeahBergen And I love that you have that print on your wall! Poor old blurred-out Branwell. 2y
KVanRead Yes, that one is definitely moving up the TBR @LeahBergen (edited) 2y
KVanRead @LeahBergen Yes! Poor Branwell. He painted it and then painted out himself leaving that ghostly silhouette. I got it an excellent exhibition on the Brontës at the Morgan a long time ago. 2y
sarahbellum My senior seminar as an undergrad was on the Brontes, so I got to read everything the sisters published. I liked The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Villette the best. I don‘t remember much about Agnes Grey, so I mustn‘t have liked it much haha 2y
HeatherBookNerd I second @LeahBergen Tenant of Wildfell Hall is excellent. I do love the Brontes. 2y
saresmoore @batsy Yes, please! I am just about to email you. 😊 2y
KVanRead @sarahbellum @HeatherBookNerd That‘s good to know!! And Villette is my ‘V‘ for LitsyClassics. 2y
LeahBergen @HeatherBookNerd Yep! I love them all. 👍🏻 2y
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Batmanreadsbooks
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These are some classics I'd love to read this year

Amabear Wonderful list! I just finished Agnes Grey. The tenant of wildfell hall is much better but both are good! Jane eyre is my all time favorite and I believe everyone should read it at least once in their life. I read the secret garden as a teen, and didn‘t like it much. Do you think you will get them all read this year? :) 2y
Batmanreadsbooks I hope so! I just finished Agnes Grey and Of Mice and Men! Now I'm reading Wuthering Heights and going to read Jane Eyre next hopefully 😊 2y
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Agnes Grey (UK) | Anne Bront
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“I always lacked common sense when taken by surprise.” - Agnes‘ thoughts upon refusing Mr. Weston‘s offer of an umbrella in the rain.

Why, oh why, did I wait so long to read this?? I absolutely loved this story. #litsyclassics

saresmoore This is my choice for A, as well! I‘m looking forward to it. I really enjoyed The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. 2y
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Well, this was a new one for me. Had no idea some Victorian men wore corsets but gotta love the Internet, apparently it was a thing. #LitsyClassics Letter A. @Sarah83 @Ole @batsy @cobwebmoth @TaciturnWhenReading @Earlene @LitLogophile @Bambolina_81 @jpmcwisemorgan

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I did not know that either. Somehow that makes me feel better about the whole phenomenon.👍 2y
rubyslippersreads His waist is tinier than Scarlett O'Hara's! 😂 2y
mabell Georgette Heyer mentioned the Cumberland corset in False Colours, but I think that was more to tuck in excesses then to excessively tuck in 😂 2y
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Ole I noticed that. Such an awful family..🙄 2y
KVanRead @rubyslippersreads I was thinking the same thing!😂 2y
KVanRead @mabell Indeed!😂 2y
KVanRead @Ole They are truly awful. The son is a complete psycho. 2y
JazzFeathers I have never known that! 2y
KVanRead @JazzFeathers Me neither! 2y
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TheBookHippie I love this book! 2y
KVanRead @TheBookHippie I‘m really enjoying it so far! 2y
Libby1 Hi, @kvanread. How do you highlight on Serial Reader? 2y
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KVanRead @Libby1 Just tap down where you want to start and the little thingies for selecting text should appear. Drag to your end point and when you let go a little menu bubble should appear. Tap the paintbrush icon and that should highlight your selection. Btw the book icon in the same menu lets you look up words in the dictionary.😊 2y
saresmoore I can‘t wait to read this! 2y
KVanRead @saresmoore I just finished it! It‘s good. Review on the way. 2y
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RealLifeReading
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I loved this simple and relatively short classic about a young woman who becomes a governess. It's based on Brontë's own experiences as a governess. Horrendous children abound and she is rather abused but she has to earn her keep. She does eventually find some happiness though and it's all quite lovely. My second book of 2018 #backtotheclassics

Ashley_Nicoletto Love your review. I just downloaded this based on it. 2y
Rcoco 👍🏻thanks for the review! 2y
Leniverse Hoping to read this this year. I really liked her Tenant of Wildfell Hall. She is so undervalued! 2y
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Bookzombie I‘m going to read this one this year too. Great review! 2y
Mdargusch Great review. This is close to the top of my TBR! 2y
RealLifeReading @Ashley_Nicoletto awesome! Hope you enjoy it! 2y
RealLifeReading You're welcome @Rcoco 😀 2y
RealLifeReading @Leniverse definitely. I will have to read Tenant! 2y
RealLifeReading @Bookzombie hope you enjoy it! 2y
RealLifeReading @Mdargusch one thing that definitely pushed it to the top of my tbr is that it's only 200+ pages so it's short for a classic 😀 2y
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cobwebmoth
Pickpick

This reestablished my love for Anne Bronte. There were several occurrences of "Yes, exactly!" when Agnes' feelings were described. And the ending made my heart happy. This is my first book completed for #Litsyclassics. This was for the letter A. @Sarah83

tpixie She may be my favorite Brontë! I read that, Tenant Hall and reviewed on WIKIPEDIA Wuthering Heights before reading 2y
cobwebmoth @tpixie That book looks really interesting! 2y
tpixie @cobwebmoth I enjoyed it! More than my Bookclub, though ( so warning) . But I think reading some Brontë first helped! 2y
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Oh Agnes, I understand.

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Story of my life. #Litsyclassics

vivastory Amen 2y
Nat_Reads I so enjoyed reading this a few weeks ago! I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading 📖 2y
cobwebmoth @Nat_Reads Thanks! I'm enjoying it so far. ☺ 2y
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RealLifeReading
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Good morning and happy 2018! It's finally the new year here in California and my first read of 2018 is an 1847 classic, as I'm trying to get my #backtotheclassics challenge off and running! What's your first read of 2018?

Melissa_J I enjoyed that book. Hope you like it. Happy New Year 🎊🎆 2y
wrenaymuhree I‘m finishing Tell the Wolves I‘m Home & starting 2y
Mdargusch I‘m reading that book soon too! 2y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Loved this, been wanting to reread. 2y
Crinoline_Laphroaig This year I'm catching up with Phryne Fisher. Almost thru with 2y
RealLifeReading Happy new year @Melissa_J I'm loving it so far! 2y
RealLifeReading @wrenaymuhree I've got Wolves on my TBR and Pachinko was one of my last (and best!) reads of 2017! 2y
RealLifeReading @Mdargusch I'm liking it far more than I expected (to be honest I always have this frame of mind when reading classics which is if I don't get bored that's good enough 😂) 2y
RealLifeReading @MommyWantsToReadHerBook haha love your username 2y
RealLifeReading @missnavigation I haven't read any of those books but have heard good stuff about it' 2y
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AshleyHoss820
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This book was lovely. (I loathed Wuthering Heights by Emily. I haven't read Charlotte yet. ?) Anne Brontë has every right to be held in high esteem. Her story had a good flow. Her characters are believable. She took shots at the "elite". She showed contrast between marrying for money and marrying for love. This story starts out being about a VERY patient Governess and ends up being a tender, satisfying love story. 123/1,001 #1001Books

Ole Thanks for the review, I have this on my TBR for 2018 LitsyClassics challenge 😊 2y
AshleyHoss820 @Ole It's a pretty quick, light read! The children in the book are quite horrendous! 😄 I hope you enjoy it!! 2y
Ole So are children in many classics. Thanks! BTW I‘ve read Villette by Charlotte this year and loved it! 2y
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AshleyHoss820 @Ole Agreed! 😂 That is good to know! I wasn't sure where to start with her! I may go with Villette! 2y
sprainedbrain Love this book! And yay for 122/1001! 😃 2y
Daisey I really enjoyed this one and also have Villette on next year's hopeful TBR. 2y
AshleyHoss820 @sprainedbrain I did too! Thank you! I'm doing a bit of a happy dance! I'd like to be at 125 before the end of the year! 😄😄 @Daisey I did too! It was a lovely story! I think I'm going to add Villette for next year too! Happy reading!! 2y
AshleyHoss820 @sprainedbrain @Daisey I really enjoyed it too! Thank you! Im hoping to be to 125 before the end of the year! And I'm hoping to add Villette to my TBR as well! 😄 2y
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This was fun! Thanks for sharing, @Sarah83 and @ScorpioBookDreams !
K- Kindred
A- Agnes Grey
T- (A) Tale of Two Cities
E- Ender's Game
L- (The) Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Y- You're Here for a Reason
N- Natural Childbirth the Bradley Way
#booknames