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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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A governess is a female employee of a family who teaches children within their home. In contrast to a nanny (formerly called a nurse) or a babysitter, she concentrates on teaching children, not their physical needs. Her charges are of school age, not babies.

In fiction

Several well-known works of fiction, particularly in the nineteenth century, have focused on governesses.




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