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Brontë, Charlotte

Summary: A novel of intense power and intrigue, Jane Eyre has dazzled generations of readers with its depiction of a woman's quest for freedom. Having grown up an orphan in the home of her cruel aunt and at a harsh charity school, Jane Eyre becomes an independent and spirited survivor-qualities that serve her well as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BRO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Bronte 2015

Summary: With its alluring tales of Gothic mystery and supernatural intrigue, this television program became one of the most popular daytime series of all time. In these episodes, Collinwood's surly caretaker, Matthew Morgan, informs Victoria Winters that he believes the ghost of Josette Collins and other spirits inhabit the estate. In an attempt to settle the controversy surrounding the manslaughter...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2012

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DAR

Summary: A hauntingly atmospheric and star-studded adaptation of Henry James' classic gothic horror story. A young, inexperienced governess is hired to look after two small children abandoned by their uncle, following the death of their parents, at his grand country house. Unsettled by glimpses of ghostly figures that only she can see, she quickly believes that something malevolent is stalking the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2015

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV GHO

Shoemaker, Sarah

Summary: On his eighth birthday, Edward Rochester is banished from his beloved Thornfield Hall to learn his place in life. His journey eventually takes him to Jamaica where, as a young man, he becomes entangled with an enticing heiress and makes a choice that will haunt him. It is only when he finally returns home and encounters one stubborn, plain, young governess, that Edward can see any chance of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit FIC Shoemaker

Wood, Maryrose

Summary: Unhappy Penelope Lumley is trapped in unhappy Plinkst! Even the beets for which Plinkst is inexplicably famous fail to grow in this utterly miserable Russian village. Penelope anxiously counts the days and wonders how she will ever get back to England in time to save all the Ashtons--who, she now knows, include herself and the Incorrigible children, although their precise location on the family...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer+Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC WOO

Hand, Cynthia

Summary: Refusing a job with the Society for the Relocation of Wayward Spirits, Jane Eyre heads to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess for Mr. Rochester.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HAN

Summary: After getting fired from her job as a maid at a ritzy New York hotel, Allie reluctantly accepts a temp gig as the governess to a young girl who is part of a powerful family in Europe that lives in an actual castle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2007

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV JAN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD J

Summary: Contains 35 of the series' rare, early episodes before Barnabas. Victoria Winters' journey begins as her train arrives in Collinsport. An orphan in search of her identity, Victoria is befriended by Burke Devlin. At the eerie Collinwood mansion, Victoria meets matriarch Elizabeth, her brother Roger, his son David, and Elizabeth's daughter Carolyn. David warns Victoria that she will regret she...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MPI Home Video 2012

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV DAR

Summary: Henry James' chilling ghost tale about a governess hired by a charming bachelor to look after two young children in a grand mansion in rural England where sinister events place their lives in jeopardy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2004

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV TUR

Brontë, Charlotte

Summary: Two stories in one volume. The first is the classic story of the relationship between Jane Eyre, a governess, and the eccentric millionaire Rochester. The second tells of the passionate attachment between a headstrong young girl and a foundling boy brought up by her father which causes disaster for them and many others, even in the next generation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithmark Publishers 1996

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Summary: "Set in nineteenth-century England, this gothic ghost story centers around a governess taking care of two orphans in a foreboding Victorian mansion. As eerie apparitions appear and the children's behavior becomes strange, the governess begins to wonder about the fate of the previous governess and her sadistic lover. Could it be that their restless spirits are trying to corrupt the innocence of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR INN

Turansky, Carrie.

Summary: "Worlds lie between the marketplaces of India and the halls of a magnificent country estate like Highland Hall. Will Julia be able to find her place when a governess is neither upstairs family nor downstairs help? Missionary Julia Foster loves working alongside her parents, ministering and caring for young girls in India. But when the family must return to England due to illness, she readily...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC TUR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION TUR

Willig, Lauren.

Summary: Laura Grey, a veteran governess, joins the Selwick Spy School expecting to find elaborate disguises and thrilling exploits. Instead, she is sent to serve as governess for the children of Andre Jaouen, right-hand man to Bonaparte's minister of police. Jaouen and his arch rival, Gaston Delaroche, are investigating a suspected Royalist plot, and Laura's mission is to report anything suspicious. As...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2011

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Summary: "Victoria Winters and Frank Garner anxiously search for clues to Laura Collins' strange origins and are led to a series of bizarre discoveries. Elizabeth Collins Stoddard orders Laura to leave Collinwood, but Laura secretly visits Elizabeth while she sleeps and places her in a trance. Laura warns Victoria that she will take control of her son, David Collins, but becomes frightened when the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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Coville, Katherine

Summary: Presents the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" as told by young Teddy's governess, who came to work at the Vaughn family "cottage" shortly before a golden-haired girl, ragged and dirty, entered the home and soon became a beloved foster child, until evil characters tried to take her away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC COV

Hill, Janet

Summary: Miss Wilhelmina Moon is a dog governess on a small island off the coast of France. Her charges-- sixty-seven dogs of all shapes, sizes and colors-- run wild. But armed with patience and a passion for teaching, Miss Moon soon imparts twenty important lessons to her furry brood. Some are practical, some are playful, one or two are a little unusual, but all are necessary for the raising of happy,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tundra Books 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E HIL

James, Eloisa

Summary: Highly sought for her premiere governesses, witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe clashes with brilliant inventor Ward Reeve, who resorts to everything including kidnapping to claim her heart.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC JAM

Shoemaker, Sarah

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: "<Strong>"Reader, she married me."</strong> For one hundred seventy years, Edward Fairfax Rochester has stood as one of literature's most romantic, most complex, and most mysterious heroes. Sometimes haughty, sometimes tender-professing his love for Jane Eyre in one breath and denying it in the next-Mr. Rochester has for generations mesmerized, beguiled, and, yes, baffled fans of Charlotte...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2017

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3 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHO

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SHU

Wood, Maryrose.

Summary: Fifteen-year-old Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, is hired as governess to three young children who have been raised by wolves and must teach them to behave in a civilized manner quickly, in preparation for a Christmas ball.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC WOO

Summary: A young woman loses her identity and her innocence in an all-consuming love affair.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar 1998

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GOV

Andrews, Julie

Summary: A young novice, uncertain about becoming a nun, becomes governess to seven children of an autocratic ex-naval captain.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Home Entertainment 2015

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE SOU

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD So

Bronte, Charlotte

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charnwood Classic 1981

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC BRO

Brontë, Charlotte

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ann Arbor Media Group 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 823.8 Bro