By Anne Brontë
While her family members turns into impoverished after a disastrous monetary hypothesis, Agnes gray determines to discover paintings as a governess for you to give a contribution to their meagre source of revenue and assert her independence. yet Agnes' enthusiasm is quickly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield childrens after which with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray kin; the one kindness she gets comes from Mr Weston, the sober younger curate. Drawing on her personal event, Anne Bronte's first novel deals a compelling own standpoint at the determined place of single, informed girls for whom changing into a governess was once the one first rate profession open in Victorian society.
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The World of Sir Walter Scott and Ivanhoe 1771 Walter Scott is born in Edinburgh on August 15, the fourth surviving child of Walter and Anne Rutherford Scott. , will one day apprentice. Anne Scott, whose warrior ancestors figure in Scottish clan lore, regales her children with the oral history of the family, instilling in young Walter a love of traditional ballads. The Encyclopaedia Britannica, founded in 1768 in Edinburgh, completes its first, threevolume edition. 1773 Walter contracts polio, and his right leg is left permanently lame.
The Heart of Midlothian (the second Tales of My Landlord novel) is published. 1819 The third Tales of My Landlord series, comprising The Bride of Lammermoor and A Legend of Montrose, is published. Ivanhoe is published under the pseudonym Laurence Templeton and sells a remarkable 10,000 copies in two weeks; it is the first of Scott舗s novels to take place outside Scotland. In Manchester, England, people who gather to protest economic conditions are attacked by soldiers in the Peterloo Massacre. Scott舗s mother dies.
1816 Paul舗s Letters to his Kinsfolk, The Antiquary, and Tales of My Landlord (first series, including The Black Dwarf and Old Mortality) are published. 1817 Rob Roy is published. William Hazlitt舗s Characters in Shakespeare舗s Plays is published. 1818 Scott receives a baronetcy. Mary Shelley舗s Frankenstein is published. The Heart of Midlothian (the second Tales of My Landlord novel) is published. 1819 The third Tales of My Landlord series, comprising The Bride of Lammermoor and A Legend of Montrose, is published.