Agnes Grey | Critical Essay by Robert Liddell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 15 pages of analysis & critique of Agnes Grey.
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Critical Essay by Robert Liddell

SOURCE: "Agnes Grey, " in Twin Spirits: The Novels of Emily and Anne Brontë, Peter Owen, 1990, pp. 79-91.

In the following essay, Liddell compares Brontë's development with that of her fictional counterpart, Agnes Grey.

In Emily [Brontë's] birthday paper of 1845 (written a day late, on 31 July) Anne wrote: 'I have begun the third volume of Passages from the Life of an Individual. I wish I had finished it.' This is reasonably conjectured to have been her novel Agnes Grey, which was sent to the publisher a year later, or an earlier draft of it.

Anne is profoundly depressed: 'I for my part cannot well be flatter or older in mind than I am now.' She has recently returned to Haworth, thankful to have left her position as governess with the Robinson...

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