Agnes Grey Author:Anne Bronte Agnes Grey, governess to the Bloomfield and Murray families, suffers the insolence, haughtiness and alarming discontent of her well to do employers. By dint of patience and irrespressible pluck, she eventually finds happiness and surprise romance in this daring debut novel that has been called "the most perfect prose narrative in English Litera... more »ture« less
I don't think I would have managed to get through the printed version of this book but the audio version made the story far more accessible. In fact, it was downright charming and very funny at times. Bronte's description of the self-centered "upper crust" people the protagonist worked seemed -- as the British say -- "spot on." Granted, the romantic plot seems trite and overwrought by today's standards (don't they all?). You feel like just screaming at everyone to "For heaven's sake -- just TELL him how you feel!!!" But they just didn't do that back then.
Anyway, the story is nice and the narrator was terrific. If, like me, you'd like to expose yourself to more of the classics, audio books are the way to go.
This is the story of a youn girl who becomes a governess to two different wealthy families. It is about her trials and her discontent with her two wealthy families. It was slow starting but got better towards the end.