Governess: The Lives and Times of the Real Jane Eyres.
Brandon has mined primary sources to make a complete portrait of the women who were in charge of children's education, yet made invisible, neither servant nor family, in 19th century homes. Some of her sources are famous, like the Brontes and Anna Leonowens (The King and I), and others are unknown, their papers found by chance. The time period ranges from Wollstonecraft's dream of equal education for women to the founding of Girton College, Cambridge as the first women's university college. A praise-winning study from a highly regarded historical writer. Hb, Dj. Walker & Co., NY 2008. NEW. $10.00