Evelina (Unabridged) - Frances Burney

Evelina (Unabridged)

By Frances Burney

  • Release Date: 2015-11-13
  • Genre: Classics
  • ℗ © 2015 silksoundbooks Limited

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Summary : Evelina (Unabridged)

Fanny Burney's wickedly funny satire follows the trials and romantic adventures of the young and beautiful Evelina as she tries to make her way through 18th-century Britain handicapped by her three great problems: being poor, being illegitimate - and being a girl.

Evelina was a raging best seller when it was first published in 1778 and is widely credited with being the first of the great British domestic novels. Burney was a direct influence on her immediate follower, Jane Austen, who used some of the final lines from Burney’s novel Cecilia for one of her own fairly successful novels: "...if to pride and prejudice you owe your miseries...to pride and prejudice you will also owe their termination".

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