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Harry Potter Collection Part 2 - Books 4 and 5 written by J.K. Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)

Harry Potter Collection Part 2 - Books 4 and 5 written by J.K. Rowling performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Unabridged)£59.99

The first unabridged Harry Potter audiobook collection left so many wizards, witches and Muggles spellbound and now we are so excited to give you the chance to hear Stephen Fry read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (books 4 and 5 from J.K. Rowling's ...

Agnes Grey written by Anne Bronte performed by Anne Flosnik on CD (Unabridged)

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ISBN:  9781452600598
Genre - Main:  Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Classic English
Duration:  420 mins
Length:  Unabridged
Author:  Anne Bronte
Narrator 1:  Anne Flosnik
Rarity:  Rare

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Written when women-and workers generally-had few rights in England, Agnes Grey exposes the brutal inequities of the rigid class system in mid-nineteenth-century Britain. Agnes comes from a respectable middle-class family, but their financial reverses have forced her to seek work as a governess. Pampered...

and protected at home, she is unprepared for the harsh reality of a governess's life. At the Bloomfields and, later, the Murrays, she suffers under the snobbery and sadism of the selfish, self-indulgent upper-class adults and the shrieking insolence of their spoiled children.

Worse, the unique social and economic position of a governess-"beneath" her employers but "above" their servants-condemns her to a life of loneliness.

Less celebrated than her older sisters, Charlotte and Emily, Anne Brontë was also less interested in spinning wildly symbolic, romantic tales and more determined to draw realistic images of conditions in Victorian England that needed changing.

While Charlotte's Jane Eyre features a governess who eventually and improbably marries her employer, Agnes Grey deals with the actual experiences of middle-class working women, experiences Anne had herself endured during her hateful tenure as a governess.

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