A Governess in the Age of Jane Austen: The Journals and Letters of Agnes Porter.
The letters and journals of Porter date from 1788 to 1814. She was the daughter of a clergyman born in 1752 without beauty or wealth, and without a husband, had to work to support herself. She taught the daughters and granddaughters of the Earl of Ilchester. This is an excellent and somewhat rare opportunity to hear directly from a working woman of the time period. Martin provides an extensive background, with illustrations, of Porter and her world. Jacket sun-faded. Otherwise Very Good. Scarce. Hambledon Press. 1998. Hb, Dj. USED. $65.00