THE GOVERNESS; Or, The Little Female Academy. Calculated for the Entertainment and Instruction of Young Ladies in their Education. By the Author of David Simple. The Fifth Edition. Revised and corrected.
London: A. Millar; and sold by T. Cadell, in The Strand, 1768. [Price bound Eighteen Pence.]. x, 146 pages. Recent quarter untitled sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. 12mo. A very good copy of an early printing of this important educational juvenile. First published in 1749. The author is the sister of Henry Fielding, Author of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. As the book unfolds, students at a school are introduced to the reader, and each tells her life story revealing insights into her character. Conflicts are resolved by Jenny Peace, and studies are relieved by the telling of stories.
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