The Victorian Governess
This page was intended to provide UW Oshkosh students with highlights from their reading for a literature class in 2001.
If you are interested in reading about the Victorian governess, please consult the source texts for the class notes that were previously posted here:
The Victorian Governess Novel by Cecilia Wadsö Lecaros, available from Lund University Press
Chapter of Governesses: A Study of the Governess in English Fiction, 1800-1949 by Katherine West, published by Cohen in 1949.
Daily Life in Victorian England by Sally Mitchell, available from The Greenwood Press Daily Life Through History Series.
The Governess: An Anthology, edited by Trev Broughton and Ruth Symes, available from St. Martin's Press.
The following books may also be useful:
The Victorian Governess by Kathryn Hughes, available from Hambledon & London.
Suffer and Be Still by Martha Vicinus, available from Indiana University Press.