Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World by Frances Burney

Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World by Frances Burney

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Written in secret and copied for her publisher in disguised handwriting, Frances Burney's first novel appeared anonymously in 1778. Subtitled "The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World", it records in letters its heroine's encounters with an education at the hands of London society.

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Leaving the secluded home of her guardian for the first time, beautiful Evelina Anville is captivated by her new surroundings in London's beau monde - and in particular by the handsome, chivalrous Lord Orville. But her enjoyment soon turns to mortification at the hands of her vulgar and capricious grandmother, and the rakish Sir Clement Willoughby, who torments the naive young woman with his unwanted advances. And while her aristocratic father refuses to acknowledge her legitimacy, Evelina can hold no hope of happiness with the man she loves. Published anonymously in 1778, Frances Burney's epistolary novel brought her instant fame when the secret of its authorship was revealed. With its ingenious combination of romance and satire, comedy and melodrama, Evelina is a sparkling depiction of the dangers and delights of fashionable society.

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SKU GOR001655744
Title Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
Author By (author) Frances Burney
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 560
ISBN 10 0140433473
ISBN 13 9780140433470
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Leaving the secluded home of her guardian for the first time, beautiful Evelina Anville is captivated by her new surroundings in London's beau monde - and in particular by the handsome, chivalrous Lord Orville. But her enjoyment soon turns to mortification at the hands of her vulgar and capricious grandmother, and the rakish Sir Clement Willoughby, who torments the naive young woman with his unwanted advances. And while her aristocratic father refuses to acknowledge her legitimacy, Evelina can hold no hope of happiness with the man she loves. Published anonymously in 1778, Frances Burney's epistolary novel brought her instant fame when the secret of its authorship was revealed. With its ingenious combination of romance and satire, comedy and melodrama, Evelina is a sparkling depiction of the dangers and delights of fashionable society.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001655744
Title Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
Author By (author) Frances Burney
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 1994
Number of Pages 560
ISBN 10 0140433473
ISBN 13 9780140433470
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No