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The Victorian governess [electronic resource] / Kathryn Hughes.

By: Hughes, Kathryn, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Rio Grande, Ohio : Hambledon Press, 1993Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 256 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9780826441140 (electronic bk.); 0826441149 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Governesses -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Home schooling -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Education | EDUCATION -- Teaching Methods & Materials -- General | Gouvernantes | Sekseverschillen | Standen | Gouvernante | Geschichte (1832-1902) | Geschichte 1850-1900 | Gro�britannien | Great BritainGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Victorian governess.DDC classification: 371.1/00941/09034 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: The figure of the governess is very familiar from nineteenth-century literature. Much less is known about the governess in reality. This book is the first rounded exploration of what the life of the home schoolroom was actually like. Drawing on original diaries and a variety of previously undiscovered sources, Kathryn Hughes describes why the period 1840-80 was the classic age of governesses. She examines their numbers, recruitment, teaching methods, social position and prospects. The governess provides a key to the central Victorian concept of the lady. Her education consisted of a series of a.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-252) and index.

The figure of the governess is very familiar from nineteenth-century literature. Much less is known about the governess in reality. This book is the first rounded exploration of what the life of the home schoolroom was actually like. Drawing on original diaries and a variety of previously undiscovered sources, Kathryn Hughes describes why the period 1840-80 was the classic age of governesses. She examines their numbers, recruitment, teaching methods, social position and prospects. The governess provides a key to the central Victorian concept of the lady. Her education consisted of a series of a.

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