Evelina: or, A Young Lady's Entrance into the World. In a Series of Letters.

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Broadview Press, 14. sept 2000 - 704 pages

The reputation of Frances Burney (1752-1840) was largely established with her first novel, Evelina. Published anonymously in 1778, it is an epistolary account of a sheltered young woman’s entrance into society and her experience of family. Its comedy ranges from the violent practical joking reminiscent of Smollett’s fiction to witty repartee that influenced Austen.

The Broadview edition is based on the second edition of the novel (1779), which incorporates Burney’s revisions and corrections. Its appendices include contemporary reviews of Evelina as well as eighteenth-century works on the family and on comedy.

 

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Kasutaja arvustus  - TraceyMadeley - LibraryThing

This is a comedy bordering on farce. Evelina writes letters to and from her guardian about what is happening in her life. When she meets her grandmother Mrs Duval, she insists on taking charge of ... Read full review

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I didn't find the extra components of this Bedford edition particularly useful and skipped most of them, but the text itself was well edited. The novel seemed pretty, well, conventional to me, but made for a decent read. Read full review

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Susan Kubica Howard is an associate professor of English at Duquesne University, and the editor of Charlotte Lennox’s The Life of Harriet Stuart, Written by Herself (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1995).

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