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Viewing Entry - The governess (S14726)
by Fielding, Sarah.

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TitleThe governess ; or, the little female academy
Author / Responsible partyFielding, Sarah.
CollectionChildren's Fiction
GenreChildren's fiction.
TopicsChildren's fiction. Schools -- Fiction Didactic fiction Governesses -- Fiction Girls' schools -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceChild/Juvenile
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


The Governess, or The Little Female Academy (published 1749) by Sarah Fielding is the first full-length novel written for children, and a significant work of 18th-century children's literature. (Wikipedia) It's about a boarding school for girls and its students. On each day, a story or part of a story is read aloud to the girls. Then Mrs. Teachum, who runs the school, explains the lesson to be taken from each reading. - Summary by mlcui

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System control numberS14726
Original Print PublisherFirst published 1749
NarratorML Cui.
Narrator NameML Cui.
Participant or performer noteML Cui.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator