By Anne Brontë
The one one-volume hardcover variation of the 2 uncommonly strong novels written by means of the youngest of the recognized Brontë sisters.
Anne Brontë wrote those beautifully winning novels prior to her tragically early loss of life, either one of them in a way more grittily real looking mode than the extra romantic ones preferred by means of her sisters. Agnes gray, the tale of a governess operating for disdainful and harsh employers, is a wrenching account of the determined straits confronted via Victorian ladies with out cash 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 which will safeguard their younger son and needs to reside in hiding to avoid the legislation from taking her baby clear of her. those novels became classics not just by means of dint of the delicate and ironic strength of Anne Brontë's prose yet due to the passionate indictments of social injustice that animate them.
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Replied he. ‘Only, I thought you disliked her, he quitely added, curling his classic lip with a slightly sarcastic smile. ’ ‘Yes of course,’ returned he, nicely reducing an entanglement in the pony’s redundant, hoary mane. ’ ‘I can’t say that I have exactly. ’ He looked round for something else to talk about; and glancing upon the beauty of the evening, which I did not answer, as being irrelevant to the subject. ’ Instead of his being deeply offended at this, as I more than half expected he would, the first start of surprise, at the audacious question, was followed by a tittering laugh, as if he was highly amused at the idea.
She, however, attentively watched my looks, and her artist’s pride was gratified, no doubt, to read my heart-felt admiration in my eyes. But, while I gazed, I thought upon the book, and wondered how it was to be presented. My heart failed me; but I determined not to be such a fool as to come away without having made the attempt. It was useless waiting for an opportunity, and useless trying to concoct a speech for the occasion The more plainly and naturally the thing was done, the better, I thought; so I just looked out of the window to screw up my courage, and then pulled out the book, turned round, and put it into her hand, with this short explanation.
She made no objection to this; and, for some time, sketched away in silence. But I could not help stealing a glance, now and then, from the splendid view at our feet to the elegant white hand that held the pencil, and the graceful neck and glossy raven curls that drooped over the paper. ’ But though this satisfaction was denied me, I was very well content to sit beside her there, and say nothing. ’ ‘He was with Miss Millward where you left him—all right, but hoping mamma would not be long away.
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