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And yet, through to the end, all of the characters continue to think Mr.

Burney uses these shifts in setting to give a highly articulated vision of the class system of Georgian England. In this 3-volume epistolary noveltitle character Evelina is the unacknowledged but legitimate daughter fanng a dissipated English aristocrat, thus raised in rural burndy until her 17th year. But these dear ladies are so pressing — I cannot, for my life, resist wishing for the pleasures they offer me, — provided you do not disapprove them. I am sure I shall not be very ambitious of being known to any more of my relations, if they have any resemblance to those whose acquaintance I have been introduced to already.

Yet, as he seemed of no party, I thought it was not impossible that he might join us; and though I did not wish much to dance at all — yet, as I was more acquainted with him than with any other person in the room, I must own I could not help thinking it would be infinitely more desirable to dance again with him than with an entire stranger.

Keeping in mind the period in which the book was written it is only fair to spare the author the criticism on this point because I presume the readers then of these kind of books which were chiefly women did not have much other diversions and would enjoy reading detailed accounts within the stories and so these accounts are justified. Otherwise, her time with the Branghtons is uniformly mortifying: The unexpected appearance of Mr Macartney reveals an unexpected streak of jealousy in the seemingly imperturbable Lord Orville.


Fxnny was at cards, but would be glad to see me; and I went immediately. Ignorant of the conventions and behaviours of 18th-century London society, she makes a series of humiliating but humorous faux pas that further expose her to social ridicule.

Finally, Mrs Selwyn is able to secure a surprise meeting with Sir John.

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I thought I had done wrong! What can I say for my usurpation? Restore her but to me all innocence as eve,ina receive her, and the fondest hope of my heart will be amply gratified. THERE is to be no end to the troubles of last night.

The story is both funny and serious, sweet and sour, and happy and sad. Stanley, a very fashionable lady of Mrs. The very moment we had done what he called our duty, I eagerly desired to return to Mrs.

I can write no more now. Reading a romance set in a different century is really a trip.

Sir Clement arose to take leave; but the Captain very cordially invited him to join our party: This reread struck me with just how thin the veneer of civilization is.

Evelyn left to me a legacy of a thousand pounds, and the sole guardianship of his daughter’s person till her eighteenth year; conjuring me, in the most affecting terms, to take the charge of her education till she was able to act with propriety for herself; but, in regard to fortune, he left her wholly dependent on her mother, to whose tenderness he earnestly recommended her.

Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources. Her letter has excited in my daughter Mirvan, a strong desire to be informed of the motives which induced Madame Duval to abandon the unfortunate Lady Belmont, at a time when a mother’s protection was peculiarly necessary for her peace and her reputation.


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

This effort may indeed be painful; but trust to my experience, when I assure you it is requisite. Then the other thing that really tested my patience was the clamour of unnecessary chatter of the secondary characters.

But nothing can be more strangely absurd, than to hear politeness recommended in language so repugnant to it as that of Madame Duval. For my part, deuce take me if ever I wish to hear a word of sense from a woman as long as I live! He really shouted with pleasure; and, shaking Monsieur Du Bois strenuously by the hand, wished him joy of having touched English ground; and then he held a candle to Madame Duval, that he might have a more complete view of her disaster, declaring repeatedly, that he had never been better pleased in his life.

Can you, like patience on a monumentsmile in the midst of disappointment? We waited some time without any tidings, and were soon the only party in the room. Catching up with the classics 12 I had such high hopes for this novel. Evelina learns how to deal with posh society at the hands at the not so well meaning adults in her life. She flew to me for protection. But, what was most provoking, he asked me a thousand questions concerning the partner to whom I was engaged.

We were obliged to burey 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. Well, my dear Sir, was it not a strange evening? Mirvan’s surprise, immediately betrayed me.