Agnes Grey is the debut novel of English author Anne Brontë, first published in December 1847, and republished in a second edition in 1850. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works in several bourgeois families. Scholarship and comments by Anne's sister Charlotte Brontë suggest the novel is largely based on Anne Brontë's own experiences as a governess for five years. Like her sister Charlotte's novel 'Jane Eyre', it addresses what the precarious position of governess entailed and how it affected a young woman.
The 2nd edition, posthumously edited by Charlotte Brontë and published in 1850 in a single volume together with Wuthering Heights. Charlotte Brontë corrected many errors but also made editorial changes that are not considered authoritative.