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Anne Brontë Quotes: Agnes Grey & The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

Anne Brontë (1820 – 1849) may be somewhat less known to readers than her sisters, Charlotte and Emily, but also made a significant contribution to literature with her novels, Agnes Grey (1847) and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall  (1848).

The  former follows the fortunes of the eponymous heroine, who, like the author herself, was a governess for families of the English gentry. The latter is replete with dark and mysterious themes, and is considered one of the earliest of feminist novels. Both were written under the pseudonym Acton Bell. In a preface to the second edition of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, the author wrote: Read More→

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Quotes from A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Frances Hodgson Burnett began writing at the young age of sixteen to help the family out with finances after the death of her father. Through depression and illness, Burnett found inspiration for her work and often spent time in her garden.

A Little Princess  (1904) is the story of Sara Crewe, a young girl who loses everything dear to her. When she arrives at the private English boarding school asrichest and best-dressed girl, she’s treated like a little princess. She gets the prettiest room, her own pony, a maid to wait on her, and the cloying attention ofMiss Minchin, the headmistress. Read More→

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