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The Brontë family members was once a literary phenomenon unrivaled ahead of or considering the fact that. either Charlotte's Jane Eyre and Emily's Wuthering Heights have received lofty locations 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 identified yet no much less strong paintings by way of their youngest sister, Anne. Drawn from Anne's personal reports as a governess, Agnes Grey deals a compelling view of Victorian chauvinism and materialism. Its inclusion makes The Brontë Sisters essential quantity for somebody occupied with this singularly gifted family.
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