The so much loved novels from England's gifted sisters, multi function gorgeously packaged quantity
The Brontë relatives used to be a literary phenomenon unmatched sooner than or due to the fact. either Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have gained lofty areas within the pantheon and stirred the romantic sensibilities of generations of readers. For the 1st time ever, Penguin Classics unites those enduring favorites with the lesser recognized yet no much less strong paintings through their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's personal reviews as a governess, Agnes Grey bargains a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters a must have quantity for somebody enthusiastic about this singularly gifted family.
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