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AbstractMarie Leprince de Beaumont (1711–1780?) was a novelist, a journalist and a pedagogue. She wrote educational dialogues like the Magasin des enfants or Young Misses’ Magazine (1756) and the Magasin des adolescents or Young Ladies’ Magazine (1760) which suggested wide-ranging teaching models for girls, extending to the study of religion, of biology, of physics, of history, of law, of philosophy and so on. In this geography lesson about America, the governess, Mrs Affable, addressing herself to y...