|Work: A Story of Experience (1873) [Novel]|
by Louisa May Alcott
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(From the publisher):
For a week she enjoyed her liberty heartily, then set about finding something to do. Her wish was to be a governess, that being the usual refuge for respectable girls who have a living to get. But Christie soon found her want of accomplishments a barrier to success in that line, for the mammas thought less of the solid than of the ornamental branches, and wished their little darlings to learn French before English, music before grammar, and drawing before writing.
Original title: Work: A Story of Experience
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction