By Anne Brontë
The single one-volume hardcover version of the 2 uncommonly robust novels written by means of the youngest of the well-known Brontë sisters.
Anne Brontë wrote those superbly profitable novels in advance of her tragically early dying, either one of them in a way more grittily lifelike mode than the extra romantic ones favourite by means of her sisters. Agnes gray, the tale of a governess operating for disdainful and vicious employers, is a wrenching account of the determined straits confronted via Victorian girls with out funds or husband. The Tenant of Wildfell corridor tells a narrative that used to be stunning for its time: a lady leaves her alcoholic and abusive husband so that it will safeguard their younger son and needs to stay in hiding to avoid the legislations from taking her baby clear of her. those novels became classics not just via dint of the delicate and ironic strength of Anne Brontë's prose yet as a result of passionate indictments of social injustice that animate them.
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The one one-volume hardcover version of the 2 uncommonly strong novels written through the youngest of the well-known Brontë sisters.
Anne Brontë wrote those beautifully profitable novels in advance of her tragically early loss of life, either one of them in a way more grittily reasonable mode than the extra romantic ones preferred via her sisters. Agnes gray, the tale of a governess operating for disdainful and vicious employers, is a wrenching account of the determined straits confronted by way of Victorian ladies with out cash or husband. The Tenant of Wildfell corridor tells a narrative that used to be stunning for its time: a girl leaves her alcoholic and abusive husband so as to safeguard their younger son and needs to reside in hiding to avoid the legislations from taking her baby clear of her. those novels became classics not just through dint of the sophisticated and ironic strength of Anne Brontë's prose yet as a result passionate indictments of social injustice that animate them.
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All eyes were turned to Mr Lawrence. I thought he looked unnecessarily confused at being so appealed to. ’ He then immediately turned to Rose, and asked her to favour the company with a song, or a tune on the piano. ’ Miss Wilson demurred. ’ ‘I shall be most happy to do so. ’ She bridled her long neck and smiled, and suffered him to lead her to the instrument, where she played and sang, in her very best style, one piece after another; while he stood patiently by, leaning one hand on the back of her chair, and turning over the leaves of her book with the other.
Not precisely, old buck; this was my first experiment in that line; and I was very anxious to see the result of it. We had met several times since the—Bay excursion, and I had found she was not averse to my company, provided I confined my conversation to the discussion of abstract matters, or topics of common interest;— the moment I touched upon the sentimental or the complimentary, or made the slightest approach to tenderness in word or look, I was not only punished by an immediate change in her manner at the time, but doomed to find her more cold and distant, if not entirely inaccessible, when next I sought her company.
I had not proceeded many steps on my way homewards when I perceived Mr Lawrence, on his pretty grey pony, coming up the rugged lane that crossed over the hill top. I went a little out of my way to speak to him; for we had not met for some time. ’ said he, after the first few words of greeting had passed between us. ’ ‘Humph! ’ He looked contemplatively at his horse’s mane, as if he had some serious cause of dissatisfaction with it, or something else. ‘Well! ’ replied he. ‘Only, I thought you disliked her, he quitely added, curling his classic lip with a slightly sarcastic smile.