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Anne Bronte
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4 septembre 2007 0486451216 978-0486451213
All true histories contain instruction; though, in some, the treasure may be hard to find, and when found, so trivial in quantity, that the dry, shrivelled kernel scarcely compensates for the trouble of cracking the nut. Whether this be the case with my history or not, I am hardly competent to judge. I sometimes think it might prove useful to some, and entertaining to others; but the world may judge for itself. Shielded by my own obscurity, and by the lapse of years, and a few fictitious names, I do not fear to venture; and will candidly lay before the public what I would not disclose to the most intimate friend.
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“The one story in English literature in which style, characters and subject are in perfect keeping.” —George Moore --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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Anne Bronte was born on January 17, 1820, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, the youngest of six children and member of the three Bronte sisters who became authors. Her father was a curate and her mother died of cancer when she was only a year old. Anne’s father required someone to help with the children, so her mother’s sister moved in to take over. In 1824, four of the daughters were sent to boarding school, but when the two older daughters died from tuberculosis, the two younger ones were brought home. For the next five years, she was educated by her father and aunt, studying art and music. Anne also spent a great deal of time reading in her father’s large library, enjoying books by authors such as Homer, Shakespeare, Milton and Scott. After a while, the sisters began creating elaborate stories to entertain themselves, eventually writing them down. At age fifteen, Anne attended Roe Head School, with sister Charlotte as her teacher, but she became ill and returned home, taking a job as a governess for four children, which she did for five years. In 1845, the three sisters compiled a book of poems, and with money their aunt had left them, they were able to have it published. Not wanting anyone to know they were women, the sisters adopted pseudonyms, with Anne calling herself Acton Bell. Unfortunately, only two copies sold. Anne however, still using the Acton name began to publish her work in magazines. In 1846, all three of the sisters were working on novels and Anne finished “Agnes Grey.” Her second novel, “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” was released in 1848 and became an instant success, though some of the subject matter was considered controversial at the time. In 1848, a rumor that the “Bell brothers” were all the same person began to circulate and Anne and Charlotte went to London to reveal themselves to their publisher. In 1848, Anne’s brother died at age 31, then three months later, sister Emily died at 30. Then on May 28, 1849, Charlotte died while on a trip with sister Charlotte to Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, at the age of 29. Charlotte had her buried in St. Mary’s churchyard in Scarborough, instead of with the rest of the family in Hayworth, not even waiting for their father to arrive. --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition Broché .

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  • Broché: 176 pages
  • Editeur : Dover Publications Inc. (4 septembre 2007)
  • Collection : Dover Thrift Editions
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ISBN-10: 0486451216
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486451213
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Par roseB (France) TOP 500 COMMENTATEURS
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Je veux commencer par tordre le cou aux idées reçues au sujet de cette auteure : CE N'EST PAS L'OMBRE DE SES AINEES, ni une copie !!!

Anne Brontë possède son propre style littéraire, elle n'a pas essayé de marcher dans les pas de ses 2 aînées...

Elle a travaillé à une écriture personnelle,un style direct pour dénoncer les injustices, et tout particulièrement la condition de "governess", mais aussi la condition des femmes, la cruauté de celles et ceux qui par leur rang se considèrent comme supérieurs et à ce titre maltraitent, ridiculisent,détruisent... Tout ceux qui appartiennent à "une caste inférieure".

Il y a de nombreuses ressemblances entre la vie de Anne Brontë et de Agnès Grey :

- Toutes 2 sont les dernières d'une fratrie dont le père est un pauvre clergyman
- Anne Brontë fut contrainte, comme son héroïne de devenir gouvernante dans 2 familles. Anne Brontë a vraisemblablement retranscrit dans le vécu d'Agnès, les brimades qu'elle a subit, la stupidité, l'arrogance, la cruauté, la vulgarité.... Des jeunes enfants dont elle avait la charge... D'où les portrait criant de vérité des "monstrueux" enfants Bloomfield auxquels est confronté Agnès Grey ! c'est ce que Anne avait dû affronter au sein de la première famille elle fut gouvernante, de véritables petits terreurs ! (par moment on a envie de leur dire de se taire... ou de les mettre nous même au coin pour qu'il réfléchissent !!!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Gouvernantes et parents au 19 ème siècle. 24 mars 2013
Par Jason2345
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Tout à fait d'accord avec le commentaire de roseB. Le style d'Anne Brontë est personnel, aéré, vif, précis et parfois poétique. J'ai trouvé la description de la plage et de la mer du chapitre 24 très belle et suggestive. On croit sentir la fraîcheur de l'air. Elle n'écrit pas comme ses sœurs, c'est autre chose.
Ce livre est passionnant car il montre le manque d'intérêt des parents de ce milieu pour leurs enfants, leur aveuglement, et leur manque de réelle autorité. La malheureuse "governess" n'est jamais soutenue dans ses efforts pour les éduquer un peu. On frémit aussi en constatant l'ignorance dans laquelle on tient les jeunes filles. Celles ci sont vaniteuses et intéressées. Rosalie Murray épouse un homme riche et titré, mais ne tarde pas à être malheureuse. Au cours d'une visite d'Agnès, sont ancienne gouvernante et l'héroïne du livre, elles se promènent toutes deux dans le parc et un cavalier vient à passer. Je hais cet homme, dit Rosalie. Questionnée par Agnès elle avoue que c'est son mari!!!
On apprend aussi que la condition de gouvernante est difficile. Elles sont à peine mieux considérées que les domestiques. Mais Agnès est courageuse. Elle s'éprend d'un pasteur qui finira par l'épouser. À ce propos on voit à quel point le respect et la peur des hommes étaient inculquées aux jeunes filles de cette époque. Elle admire son pasteur qui ne manque pas de qualités mais est du genre plutôt ennuyeux.
En résumé ce petit livre est très agréable à lire. C'est un beau roman. Les personnages sont bien décrits. Il vaut la peine d'être lu.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Simple, Unpretentious and Down-to-Earth 5 octobre 2001
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After reading "Wuthering Heights" (by Emily), "Jane Eyre" (by Charlotte), and "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" (by Anne), I found myself slightly disappointed by the lack of passion and romanticism in Anne Bronte's "Agnes Grey". This novel truly is simple, unpretentious, and down-to-earth--and, therefore, far too easy to underestimate and undervalue.
The title character is the younger daughter of a poor family, who seeks employment as a governess in order to help her parents make ends meet. This noble act of maturity on her part earns her nothing but disillusion, humiliation and hardship in the hands of the tyrannical children and over-indulgent parents of Wellwood House (Note the intriguing initials W.H., which stand for Wuthering Heights and Wildfell Hall in other Bronte books) and, later, Horton Lodge. For several chapters, Anne Bronte does not do much but--dare I say it?--complain about the lot of the Victorian governess. Though her portraits of the children and their parents were obviously drawn from reality, which certainly won sympathy from me, I wanted to tell her to "Get on with the story" many times.
The plot does pick up after the artful and exasperating Rosalie Murray has her "coming out" ball. Thoughtless rather than tyrannical, Rosalie has the most well-drawn character of all of Agnes' charges, which makes her such a great foil for Agnes. Rosalie delights in thinking that she could have any man she wishes and enjoys nothing more than toying with men's hearts. When she finds out that Agnes might be in love with the curate, Edward Weston, she makes every attempt to make Mr. Weston fall in love with _her_, thinking that it would be a grand joke to make Agnes miserable. Yet it is impossible to hate her, somehow. She steals every scene she is in; half the story is truly hers.
I am happy to say that both Rosalie and Agnes get what they deserve, which is, fittingly, what each explicitly asked and worked for. (Read that any way you wish--or better yet, read the book.) "Agnes Grey" has left me believing that we truly do sow what we reap and receive what we ask for.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Insightful and gemlike 4 avril 2005
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Anne Bronte constructs a vivid Victorian world in AGNES GREY, which isn't surprising since it's drawn so strongly on her own experiences.

Agnes is a dutiful clergyman's daughter who goes into the world to seek employment as a governess in order to contribute to her family's financial well-being. Her several positions are described with deadly accuracy--the bratty children, the yapping dogs, the secretly disdainful other servants, the uninvolved parents. All are rendered here in minute and telling detail.

Agnes's familial background--and the familial background of Anne Bronte, of course--makes her especially well-suited to describing a local cleric she dislikes: "His favourite subjects were church discipline, rites and ceremonies, apostolical succession, the duty of reverence and obedience to the clergy, the atrocious criminality of dissent, the absolute necessity of observing all the forms of godliness, the reprehensible presumption of individuals who attempted to think for themselves in matters connected with religion, or to be guided by their own interpretations of Scripture, and occasionally (to please his wealthy parishioners), the necessity of deferential obedience from the poor to the rich--supporting his maxims and exhortations throughout with quotations from the Fathers . . . But now and then he gave us a sermon of a different order--what some would call a very good one; but sunless and severe: representing the Deity as a terrible taskmaster, rather than a benevolent father . . . [on leaving the church, I heard] his voice in jocund colloquy with some of the Melthams or Greens, or, perhaps, the Murrays themselves; probably laughing at his own sermon, and hoping that he had given the rascally people something to think about; perchance, exulting in the thought that old Betty Holmes would now lay aside the sinful indulgence of her pipe, which had been her daily solace for upwards of thirty years; the George Higgins would be frightened out of his Sabbath evening walks, and Thomas Jackson would be sorely troubled in his conscience, and shaken in his sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection at the last day."

Bronte displays this same calm, measured, extraordinarily accurate descriptive skill throughout the novel, which more than makes up for the fact that the plot is simple and the action mostly calm and uneventful. The joys of the book lie chiefly in seeing how Bronte renders even the simplest character vividly lifelike.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 This book is about a girl trying to earn $ for her family. 29 septembre 1999
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In the beginning I thought that I wouldn't like this book because of the period in which it was written (Victorian Era). I liked this book because of the plot and characters. The love story, adventure, and decision making in this book, make it extremely interesting. The young girl is immersed in a wealthy society even though she is not wealthy herself. The portrayal of the differences in classes are evident. In this book, the young girl is a governess. It shows the frustration and feelings that a governess goes through. This book was incredibly easy to get into. The writing style made the reading a simple task. Many people have not read any books by the third Bronte sister, and I would recommend reading this book.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Anne Bronte's Classic Agnes Grey is the well told tale of a Victorian governess 30 octobre 2006
Par C. M Mills - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Imagine an evening at obscure Haworth parsonage in the depths of Yorkshire! Three female geniuses sat in the tiny parlor writing away at classics which will live forever. Emily with Wuthering Heights; Charlotte the eldest noted most for Jane Eyre. And then there is Anne....the least well known of the girls. In her short life (1820-1849) she wrote two novels: Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall which stand up well in the annals of English fiction.

Agnes Grey is a short novel of under 200 pages. It tells the story of Agnes Grey the daughter of an impecunious Church of England pastor. Anne leaves the love of her family to become a governess. She works for the horrible Bloomfield family noted for their son's torture of small animals; the bumptiious and repulsive hunting father and the snobbish mother. Disgusted with this family Miss Grey goes to the aristocratic family the Murrays. This is a wealthy family which is self-centered and as cold as a brisk day on the Yorkshire moors. Rosalie and Matilda are the two sisters who are to be taught by Agnes. They are shallow and ignorant girls. Rosalie weds a rich older man to get his estate but is very disappointed in her marriage.

Agnes finds happiness with the altruistic and kind clergyman the Rev. Weston.

The novel is plainly told with honesty and conviction. The life of a governess caught in the limbo between that of servant and family member is well captured. Women in the 19th century had a dfficult time if they had to support themselves outside of the home.

There have many copies of novels about governesses by Anne in Agnes Grey and Charlotte in Jane Eyre are at the top of this type of story.

Anne Bronte deserves to be read and appreciated for her literary gifts. She impresses me as a kind Christian woman who loved her family and those less fortunate than she. Her palpable love for animals is also evident.

This is a fine novel for anyone wishing to read a good story well told.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Agnes Grey- simple but magnificent 13 février 2001
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Agnes Grey is probably the simplest Bronte novel, but in my opinion the best, because it is a sincere story. It is always looked upon as inferior to "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights", but if reviewed as a story of a governess in the Victorian Era, it is suddenly far more interesting. "Wuthering Heights" and "Jane Eyre do not give a realistic view of the times the Brontes lived in, but "Agnes Grey" does and she does not spare us the details.
I myself believe that Anne was in love with William Weightman, her fathers curate and seeing that she lets het own heroine Agnes win Mr. Weston, makes me feel that she tries to show us her dream, if she could have had it. It is simple, but happy. And that is exactly what this book is about. It is not to say that love is a never ending passion and all hardships end when one finds THE ONE, but simply to state that joy and wisdom can be found in a happy union.
And now, after I have read it many times, I still cry when Agnes tells Mr. Weston that she loves him. That one word "Yes" says it all.
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