What’s most interesting about Agnes Grey is that it gives its readers a chance to get a glimpse of what it meant to be a governess back in those days. Governesses were doomed to a life of solitude and self-effacing, always at the mercy of their charges’ whims, since to submit and oblige was the governess’s part, to consult their own pleasure was that of the pupils, as Agnes herself laments at one point of the novel. They were neither part of their employers’ social circles nor were they servants; despised by both, cared for by none.
Do you want to read the whole review? This is what I have to say about Agnes Grey.