Agnes Grey and the Governess

Tuesday 03 March 2020

A free Tuesday talk

March 03rd 2020 02:00pm - 02:30pm

A free Tuesday talk

Charlotte wasn’t the only one of the Brontë sisters to have earned her living as a governess and to have mined that experience to  shape her fiction – before Jane Eyre was completed, Anne’s first work, Agnes Grey, was accepted for publication by Thomas Cautley Newby. In this talk we examine how Anne exposes the lonely and soul-destroying existence that was too often the lot of the governess in the mid-19th century, and arguably, with more realism than her sister.

Free with admission to the Museum.
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