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Evelina By Frances Burney

Evelina
by Frances Burney

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Frances Burney's "Evelina", is at once a guide to fashionable late 18th-century London, a satirical attack on the new consumerism, an investigation of women's position, and a love story. This volume includes an introduction and notes for the modern reader.
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Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World by Frances Burney

'Lord Orville did me the honour to hand me to the coach, talking all the way of the honour I had done him! O these fashionable people!' Frances Burney's first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London. As she describes her heroine's entry into society, womanhood and, inevitably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerability of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where social snobbery and sexual aggression are played out in the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, theatre visits, and balls. But Evelina's innocence also makes her a shrewd commentator on the excesses and absurdities of manners and social ambitions - as well as attracting the attention of the eminently eligible Lord Orville. Evelina, comic and shrewd, is at once a guide to fashionable London, a satirical attack on the new consumerism, an investigation of women's position in the late eighteenth century, and a love story. The new introduction and full notes to this edition help make this richness all the more readily available to a modern reader.

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GOR001424656
Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World by Frances Burney
Frances Burney
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-04-18
499
0192840312
9780192840318
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