By Anne Brontë

ISBN-10: 0140432108

ISBN-13: 9780140432107

Whilst her relatives turns into impoverished after a disastrous monetary hypothesis, Agnes gray determines to discover paintings as a governess which will give a contribution to their meagre source of revenue and assert her independence. yet Agnes' enthusiasm is rapidly extinguished as she struggles first with the unmanageable Bloomfield youngsters after which with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray relatives; the one kindness she gets comes from Mr Weston, the sober younger curate. Drawing on her personal adventure, Anne Bronte's first novel bargains a compelling own viewpoint at the determined place of single, knowledgeable ladies for whom changing into a governess used to be the single good profession open in Victorian society.

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Whilst her relations turns into impoverished after a disastrous monetary hypothesis, Agnes gray determines to discover paintings as a governess so as 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 little ones after which with the painful disdain of the haughty Murray family members; the one kindness she gets comes from Mr Weston, the sober younger curate.

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There was no point, in any case, in long deliberations. Without any real discussion, then, we all put up our hands in agreement with him. We had to ask, of course, what his actual plan was. ‘Well, gentle ladies and gentle men,’ he replied, ‘I have a proposal. Take it in good spirit. Don’t mock me. ’ ‘Do tell us,’ the Manciple said. ’ ‘Well, to be brief, I suggest this. On our way to Canterbury each of you will tell two stories. As every traveller knows, tales shorten journeys. ’ The Prioress was very demure.

The Epilogue to the Nun’s Priest’s Tale The Second Nun’s Prologue - The prologe of the Seconde Nonnes Tale The Second Nun’s Tale - Heere bigynneth the Second Nonnes Tale of the lyf of ... The Canon’s Yeoman’s Prologue - The Prologe of the Chanouns Yemannes Tale The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale - Heere bigynneth the Chanouns Yeman his Tale The Manciple’s Prologue - Heere folweth the Prologe of the Maunciples Tale The Manciple’s Tale - Heere bigynneth the Maunciples Tale of the Crowe The Parson’s Prologue - Here folweth the myrie words of the Parsoun Chaucer’s Retractions - Here taketh the makere of this book his leve Translation, retelling and introduction copyright © Peter Ackroyd, 2009 Illustrations copyright © Nick Bantock, 2009 All rights reserved LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION DATA Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- Canterbury tales / by Geoffrey Chaucer ; translated and adapted by Peter Ackroyd.

I imagine that he came from Devon, judging by his accent, but I cannot be sure. He rode upon a carthorse as best he could, not being used to land transport. And he wore a robe of coarse woollen cloth, not being used to land fashion. He had a dagger hanging from a cord around his neck, as if he were about to encounter pirates. The hot summers at sea had weathered him. But he was a good enough fellow. He had tapped many barrels of fine Bordeaux wine, when the merchant was not looking, and had no scruples about it.

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