Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays - Agnes Grey

is hosted by Should be Reading.

TEASER TUESDAYS asks you to:
  1. Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page.
  2. Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  3. Also share the title of the book that the “teaser” comes from … that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given! Please avoid spoilers!
. . .it was a trial of patience to live with him peaceably; to watch over him was worse; and to teach him, or pretend to teach him was inconceivable. At ten years old, he could not read, correctly, the easiest line in the simplest book; and as, according to his mother's principle, he was to be told every word, before he had time to hesitate, or examine its orthography, and never even to be informed, as a stimulant to exertion, that other boys were more forward than he, it is not surprising that he made but little progress during the two years I had charge of his education.

~ p. 66 Agnes Grey, the story of a 19th century English governess, by Anne Bronte.

Reviewed here on 4/7/09.


Sherrie said...

Great teaser! I'll have to check that one out! Have a great day!!


kaye said...

the governess sounds like a patient woman. I'll have to look this one up.

Mary said...

I'm not familiar with this book. Thanks for the teaser.

Anonymous said...

I've read the other Bronte sisters, but not Anne. I shoulf probably check this out.

Alyce said...

Wow that is long winded!

Here's my post.

Page Turner said...

This is the first I've read of Anne, too. So far it's very interesting and well written.

Alyce ~ LOL! You are right - the sentences are very complex, making the teaser quite a paragraph!

Jenny Girl said...

very good teaser. Never read this Bronte book, sounds interesting though.