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A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

A Database of Victorian Fiction, 1837–1901

Title Tag: Character: Governess

Description: The following novels have characters who are governesses.

  1. Mary Martha Sherwood.  Caroline Mordaunt: or, The Governess.  1 vol.  London: William Darton and Son, 1835.
  2. Louisa Lane.  Clarice: or, The Trials of a Young Governess.  1 vol.  London: Seeley, 1838.
  3. Countess of Blessington.  The Governess.  2 vol.  London: Longman, 1839.
  4. Miss Ross.  The Governess of Private Life.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1843.
  5. Rachel MacCrindell.  The English Governess: A Tale of Real Life.  1 vol.  London: W. H. Dalton, 1844.
  6. Catherine Maria Grey.  Sybil Lennard: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1846.
  7. Countess of Blessington.  The Memoirs of a Femme de Chambre.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1846.
  8. Charlotte Brontë.  Jane Eyre: An Autobiography.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1847.
  9. Anne Brontë.  Agnes Grey: A Novel.  1 vol.  London: T. C. Newby, 1847.
  10. William Makepeace Thackeray.  Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero.  1 vol.  London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848.
  11. Louisa Stuart Costello.  Clara Fane: or, The Contrasts of a Life.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1848.
  12. Anonymous.  Chance and Choice: or, The Education of Circumstances.  1 vol.  London: John W. Parker, 1850.
  13. Dinah Marie Craik.  Bread Upon the Waters: A Governess's Life.  1 vol.  London: Governesses' Benevolent Institution, 1852.
  14. Anna Maria Hall.  Stories of the Governess.  1 vol.  London: James Nisbet, 1852.
  15. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Ruth: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1853.
  16. Georgiana Marion Craik.  Riverston: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1857.
  17. Harriet Maria Smythies.  The Daily Governess: or, Self Dependence.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861.
  18. Ellen Wood.  East Lynne.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1861.
  19. William Makepeace Thackeray.  Lovel the Widower.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1861.
  20. Anonymous.  She Would be a Governess: A Domestic Tale.  1 vol.  London: Routledge, 1861.
  21. Mary Elizabeth Braddon.  Lady Audley's Secret.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1862.
  22. J. Sheridan Le Fanu.  Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1864.
  23. Elizabeth Youatt.  Dora Hamilton: or, Sunshine and Shadow.  1 vol.  London: R. T. S., 1864.
  24. Elizabeth Alice Murray.  Ella Norman: or, A Woman's Perils.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1864.
  25. Mrs. Mary Orr.  Doctor Mills's Marriage, and What Came of It.  2 vol.  Bath: Binns and Goodwin, 1865.
  26. Mary Ann Bird.  The Hawkshawes: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1865.
  27. Wilkie Collins.  Armadale.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1866.
  28. Mrs. Alexander.  Which Shall it Be?: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1866.
  29. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.  Wives and Daughters: An Every-Day Story.  2 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1866.
  30. Anne Isabella Ritchie.  The Village on the Cliff.  1 vol.  London: Smith, Elder, 1867.
  31. Frances E. M. Notley.  Olive Varcoe.  3 vol.  London: Saunders and Otley, 1868.
  32. Stallybrass.  Mary Stanley: or, The Secret Ones.  3 vol.  London: Chapman and Hall, 1869.
  33. Dora Russell.  The Vicar's Governess: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1874.
  34. Lisle Carr.  Judith Gwynne.  3 vol.  London: Henry S. King, 1874.
  35. Rosa Nouchette Carey.  Wooed and Married: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1875.
  36. Mary Neville.  Alice Godolphin: and, A Little Heiress. Two Stories.  2 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1875.
  37. Dora Russell.  Annabel's Rival: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Tinsley Brothers, 1876.
  38. Elizabeth A. Meriwether.  The Master of Red Leaf: A Tale.  3 vol.  London: Samuel Tinsley, 1879.
  39. Florence Warden.  The House on the Marsh.  1 vol.  London: William Stevens, 1883.
  40. Vernon Lee.  Miss Brown: A Novel.  3 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1884.
  41. Frank Barrett.  Little Lady Linton: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1884.
  42. Puck.  This Year, Next Year, Some Year, Never.  2 vol.  London: Field and Tuer, 1884.
  43. Emma Reade.  Cherry: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: John Maxwell, 1884.
  44. Thomas Archer.  Miss Grantley's Girls, and the Stories She Told Them.  1 vol.  London: Blackie, 1885.
  45. Mrs. Hills.  A Wayside Violet.  1 vol.  London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1885.
  46. Rosa Nouchette Carey.  Only the Governess: A Novel.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1888.
  47. Amy Levy.  Miss Meredith.  1 vol.  London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1889.
  48. Mary Elizabeth Hawker.  Mademoiselle Ixe.  1 vol.  London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1890.
  49. Frances Eleanor Trollope.  Among Aliens: A Novel.  2 vol.  London: Spencer Blackett, 1890.
  50. Frances Eleanor Trollope.  Madame Leroux.  3 vol.  London: Bentley, 1890.
  51. Mary Jemima Albert.  Behind the Kafes: A Story of Constantinople.  1 vol.  Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1890.
  52. Margaret Oliphant.  Janet: The Story of a Governess.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1891.
  53. Emma Newman.  Begun in Jest.  3 vol.  London: John Murray, 1891.
  54. Reginald Lucas.  Hoist with her Own Petard.  3 vol.  London: Hurst and Blackett, 1894.
  55. Lady Florence Bell.  The Story of Ursula.  3 vol.  London: Hutchinson, 1895.
  56. Sydney C. Grier.  His Excellency's English Governess.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1896.
  57. Dinah Marie Craik.  The Half-Caste: An Old Governess's Tale.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1897.