: Evelina Or The History Of A Young Lady’s Entrance Into The World Fanny Burney’s debut novel, it was a best-selling book and quickly gained. Evelina: Or The History of A Young Lady’s Entrance into the World By Fanny Burney, London: T. Lowndes, Reprinted New York: W. W. Norton. Jul 1, Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.

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I turned away from this nonsense with real disgust, Mrs.

In fact, I doubt he has a defect except perhaps that he is so perfect. Apart from the comparison and the influence it had, however, the book has value in itself. She must have been married very early in life: He did not oppose me — so away I went. I could relate to Evelina so very well; an excited young girl, tasting the delights of society for the afnny time under the auspices of the kindly Mrs Mirvan, whose daughter became a great friend of Evelina’s.

Finding him with a pair of pistols, she supposed him to be considering suicide and bids him to look to his salvation; later he informs her that he has been contemplating not only self-destruction but highway robbery. In all the Arts, the value of copies can only be proportioned to the scarcity of originals: I have no happiness or sorrow, no hope or fear, but what your kindness bestows, or your displeasure may cause. And very soon after, another gentleman, who seemed about six-and-twenty years old, gaily but not foppishly dressed, and indeed extremely handsome, with an air of mixed eveluna and gallantry, desired to know if I was engaged, or would honour him with my hand.

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I had high hopes for her at first because her initial letters, in fact all her letters, seem to portray her as a young woman with spunk and ingenuity. Burney published Evelina anonymously at the age of twenty-six, inalthough she was rapidly identified as the author. Bowing almost to the ground with a sort of swing, and waving his hand, with the greatest conceit, after a short and silly pause, he said, “Madam — may I presume?


I shall write an account of the Fantoccini from Howard Grove. YOUR Ladyship did but too well foresee the perplexity and uneasiness of which Madame Duval’s letter has been productive.

Yet her income will be such as may make her happy, if she is disposed to be so in private life; though it will by no means allow her to enjoy the luxury of a London fine lady. I have long dreaded this meeting and its consequence; to claim you seems naturally to follow acknowledging you. Never dance in public with a stranger, — with one whose name you are unacquainted with, — who may be a mere adventurer, — a man of no character, consider to what impertinence you may expose yourself.

Well; adieu, my dearest Fanby, for the present; I could not forbear writing a few words instantly on my arrival, though I suppose my letter of thanks for your consent is still on the road.

Burney preceded Austen and played a big role in Austen’s writing, more people aren’t aware of her. We were silent and unsociable; for the difficulties attending this arrangement had made bureny one languid and fatigued. Villars is the most moral and high-minded of men.

Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney

I hope this reasoning will be honoured with your approbation; and I have yet another motive which has some weight with me: Even had Madame Duval merited the charge she claims, I fear my fortitude would have been unequal to such a parting; but being such as she is, not only my affection, but my humanity, recoils, at the barbarous idea of deserting the sacred trust reposed in me. By learning the more polished social skills, she gradually establishes a harmonious relationship with the urban world and its complicated etiquette.

We were obliged to wait in this disagreeable situation near an hour before a hackney-coach could be found; and then we were disposed in the same manner as before our accident. Mirvan confessed that he seemed embarrassed when he found how coldly he was received, not only by the Captain, but by herself. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. Sinister views burnsy be imputed to all I could say; since, thus situated, to extol your judgment, would seem the effect of art, and to celebrate your impartiality, be attributing to suspecting it.


However, Evelina is distraught at the continuing gulf between herself and her father and the mystery surrounding his false daughter. Granted, she learned to converse with other people on social occasions; she also learned how to behave at assemblies and dances.

HOW much will you be surprised, my dearest Sir, at receiving another letter, from London, of your Evelina’s writing! Indeed, the more forcibly you are struck with improprieties and misconduct in another, the greater should be your observance and diligence to avoid even the shadow of similar errors. And his falling in love is a little queer.

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Adieu, my dear Sir; Heaven restore me safely to you! Perhaps, were it possible to effect the total extirpation of novels, our young ladies in general, and boarding-school damsels in particular, might profit from their annihilation; but since the distemper they have spread seems incurable, since their contagion bids defiance to the medicine of advice or reprehension, and since they are found to baffle all the mental art of physic, save what is prescribed by the slow regimen of Time, and bitter diet of Experience; surely all attempts to contribute to the number of those which may be read, if not with advantage, at least without injury, ought rather to be encouraged than contemned.

His composure and grace, however, make Evelina feel awkward.