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Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World (Penguin Classics)

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ISBN10: 0140433473
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Leaving the secluded home of her guardian for the first time, beautiful Evelina Anville is captivated by her new surroundings in London's beau monde—and in particular by the handsome, chivalrous Lord Orville. But her enjoyment soon turns to mortification at the hands of her vulgar and capricious grandmother, and the rakish Sir Clement Willoughby, who torments the naive young woman with his unwanted advances. And while her aristocratic father refuses to acknowledge her legitimacy, Evelina can hold no hope of happiness with the man she loves.

Published anonymously in 1778, Frances Burney's epistolary novel brought her instant fame when the secret of its authorship was revealed. With its ingenious combination of romance and satire, comedy and melodrama, Evelina is a sparkling depiction of the dangers and delights of fashionable society.

Synopsis:

Written in secret and copied for her publisher in disguised handwriting, Frances Burney's first novel appeared anonymously in 1778. Subtitled "The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World", it records in letters its heroine's encounters with an education at the hands of London society.

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Margaret A. Doody teaches English literature at Princeton University. She has also published A Natural Passion: A Study of the Novels of Samuel Richardson (1974).

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lindsayrose, November 8, 2008 (view all comments by lindsayrose)
This is one of my all time favorite books. If you like Jane Austen, you will love Frances Burney's Evelina. Published when she was 26, it has a unique sense of comic integrity and sheds a delicate insight into the inner workings of English society. This one is definitely a page turner if you are into those romantic yet distinguished 18th century novels.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780140433470
Editor:
Doody, Margaret Anne
Author:
Doody, Margaret Anne
Editor:
Doody, Margaret Anne
Author:
Burney, Frances
Author:
Doody, Margaret Anne
Author:
Burney, Fanny
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
England
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Epistolary fiction
Subject:
Young women -- England -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
v. 15
Publication Date:
19941131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
7.72x5.26x.97 in. .83 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Written in secret and copied for her publisher in disguised handwriting, Frances Burney's first novel appeared anonymously in 1778. Subtitled "The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World", it records in letters its heroine's encounters with an education at the hands of London society.
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