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Governess by Sarah Fielding
Book DescriptionPublished in 1749, the story of Mrs. Teachum and the nine pupils who make up her "little female academy" is widely recognized as the first full-length novel for children, and the first to be aimed specifically at girls. The daily experiences of Mrs. Teachum's charges are interwoven with fables and fairy tales illustrating the book's underlying principles, which draw on contemporary theories of education and virtue. As central to the history of the novel as it is to the development of children's literature, The Governess is a pioneering work by one of the eighteenth century's most respected women writers. This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction that places The Governess in its cultural and literary context; appendices include examples of eighteenth-century educational literature and selections from Fielding's correspondence.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781551114125
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Sarah Fielding
Governess, Paperback (March 2013)
A reissue of the 1765 printing of Sarah Fielding's novel, the first for children, about nine girls and their governess.
Governess, Or, the Little Female Academy (Dodo Press), Paperback / softback (May 2007)
Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the popular novel Tom Jones. He was sincerely designed to promote the cause of virtue, and to expose some of the most glaring evils, as well public as private, which then infested the country.
History of Ophelia, Paperback (March 2004)
"This edition makes an essential contribution to our current debates about and growing interest in Sarah Fielding." -- Carolyn Woodward, University of New Mexico
Correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding, Hardback (March 1993)» View all books by Sarah Fielding
A scholarly edition of the correspondence of Henry and Sarah Fielding. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.
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Author Biography - Sarah Fielding
Candace Ward is an Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University.
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