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Powieść inspirowana prawdziwymi przeżyciami Anne Bronte, pokazująca determinację kobiety, by zdobyć wykształcenie i pracę oraz by uzyskać niezależność, a jednocześnie demaskująca prawdę o trudach, samotności i upokorzeniach doświadczanych przez guwernantki – przedstawicielki jedynej profesji, której podjąć się mogła szanowana niezamężna kobieta w dziewiętnastowiecznej Anglii.
Gilbert Markham is deeply intrigued by Helen Graham, a beautiful and secretive young widow who has moved into nearby Wildfell Hall with her young son. He is quick to offer Helen his friendship, but when her reclusive behavior becomes the subject of local gossip and speculation, Gilbert begins to wonder whether his trust in her has been misplaced. It is only when she allows Gilbert to read her diary that the truth is revealed and the shocking details of her past.
At age 19 Anne Brontë left home and worked as a governess for a few years before becoming a writer. Agnes Grey was an 1847 novel based on her experience as a governess. Bronte depicts the precarious position of a governess and how that can affect a young woman. Agnes was the daughter of a minister whose family was in financial difficulty. She has only a few choices for employment. Agnes experiences the difficulty of reining in spoiled children and how wealth can corrupt morals. She later opens a school and finds happiness.