James Fenimore Cooper

The French governess, or The embroidered handkerchief.

Dublin Core

Title

The French governess, or The embroidered handkerchief.

Creator

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851.

Description

The Autobiography of a Pocket Handkerchief is the first-person narrative of a handkerchief as it travels from the hands of a seamstress in Paris to New York, where its price is grossly inflated and the seamstress left improperly compensated. The path of the tale's publication is also unfortunate. It was first published in four installments in Graham's Magazine in the spring of 1843. Before the fourth and final installment was published in Graham's, publishers of Brother Jonathan prepared an unauthorized printing of the work by acquiring the proof sheets and publishing the entire work. Bentley later used the Brother Jonathan edition to publish a short novella titled The French Governess in 1843.

This copy is an 1844 edition of The French Governess published by Bentley.

Place

London:

Publisher

Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street.

Date

1844

Bibliographic Citation

Extent

[3], 6-293, [3] p. ; 21 cm.

Identifier

191956

Citation

Cooper, James Fenimore, 1789-1851., “The French governess, or The embroidered handkerchief.,” James Fenimore Cooper, accessed May 30, 2020, https://americanantiquarian.org/JFCooper/items/show/428.