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Description - The Governess by Sarah Fielding

Published 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 Details

ISBN: 9781551114125
ISBN-10: 1551114127
Format: Paperback
Pages: 242
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Sarah Fielding

Candace Ward is an Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University.

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