Monday, 7 May 2012
Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
"One evening, however, in the last week of the vacation, he arrived - unexpectedly; for a heavy and protracted thundershower during the afternoon had almost destroyed my hopes of seeing him that day; but now the storm was over, and the sun was shining brightly.
'A beautiful evening, Mrs Grey!' said he, as he entered. 'Agnes, I want you to take a walk with me to -' (he named a certain part of the coast - a bold hill on the land side, and towards the sea a steep precipice, from the summit of which a glorious view is to be had). 'The rain has laid the dust, and cooled and cleared the air, and the prospect will be magnificent. Will you come?' "
Agnes Grey written by Anne Bronte, published in 1847 under her pseudonym of Acton Bell.
I finished reading it last week - i really like Anne Bronte's writing in how it reveals the positioning of a governess socially, class structures and the different education for girls and boys. It's got a few nice weather quotes in it too, which i'll write up properly when i get time.