The Governess: Or Little Female Academy / Edition 1

The Governess: Or Little Female Academy / Edition 1

by Sarah Fielding
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551114127

ISBN-13: 9781551114125

Pub. Date: 09/26/2005

Publisher: Broadview Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551114125
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
09/26/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Sarah Fielding: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Governess; or,The Little Female Academy

Appendix A: Sarah Trimmer’s Review of The Governess in The Guardian of Education (June 1802)

Appendix B: Selected Correspondence of Sarah Fielding

Appendix C: Excerpts from Sarah Fielding’s Remarks on ‘Clarissa’ (1749)

Appendix D: Excerpts from Eighteenth-Century Educational Literature

  1. From John Locke, Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
  2. From John Gregory, A Father’s Legacy to His Daughters (1774)
  3. From Thomas Day, The History of Sandford and Merton (1784)
  4. From Sarah Trimmer, Fabulous Histories (1786)
  5. From Mary Wollstonecraft, Original Stories from Real Life (1788)
  6. From Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)
  7. From Mrs. Sherwood, The Governess (1822)

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