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review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Ä ➤ [Epub] ➞ Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World By Frances Burney ➮ – Citybreakscheap.co.uk Frances Burney's first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid satirical and seductive Urdities of manners and social ambitions Evelina or PDF or 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 readily available to a modern reade.

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Count 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 abs.

review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Also known as Fanny Burney and The History MOBI ò after her marriage as Madame d’Arblay Frances Burney was a novelist diarist and playwright In total she wrote four novels eight plays one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters.

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  • Bill Kerwin

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldThis is a very good 18th century epistolary novel The prose is precise and elegant the voices of the various letter writers are well delineated and individualized and the author makes us admire the heroine and fret over the difficulties which obstruct her happiness The two lovers—the naive Evelina and the elegant Lord Orville—exhibit sentiment and


  • Henry Avila

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldOnce upon a time in a rural home many miles from any city lived a girl of seventeen of exuisite beauty with a country parson the humble Reverend Arthur Villars a kindly old man of the cloth her foster parent; Evelina of obscure birth the rest of her name in doubt m


  • Fionnuala

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldWho'd have thought that reading the long interior monologue that is Ducks Newburyport would lead to reading the long interior monologue that is Evelina—but that's exactly what happened Lucy Ellmann mentioned Jane Austen's Persuasion so often in Ducks that I got the urge to reread that book and in it I found an intriguing reference to Fanny Burney's novel Cecilia so I read that one too which led me to be curious about what else Fanny Burney had written which is how I ended up reading Evelina It is probably not accurate to say that Evelina is an interior monologue but it is close to being one since it is almost entirely made up of a young woman's letters to various people in which she writes of everything that has been happening in her life since she last wrote to them It's all couched in perfectly constructed sentences and paragraphs of course—which is the very opposite of Lucy Ellmann's narrator's style but both narrators ponder what it is like to be a w


  • Sara

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldA delightful read A mix of Wilde's humor Austen's perception and Collins' intrigue Even in those moments where I suspected exactly where the story was going I felt so much pleasure in watching it unfold that it was not a moment's concern Poor Evelina thrust upon the world without any armor but her good character to save her from the assaults of unscrupulous men wanton women ignorant relations and downright cruel associates plods her way through the maze with a grace that makes you laugh when you ought to cry Her innocence causes her to make some remarkably bad choices but it could not be obvious that she will need to trust to it for her deliverance Even the well intend


  • Chrissie

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldI like neither the book nor the audiobook narration I rate them here separately Both I am giving one starI have not read many Georgian books and this was supposed to be funny so I thought I would give it a try I was also curious because Jane Austen loved this author I have tried to like the book but I have utterly failed The humor didn’t work for me I would spot a line that clearly was meant to be funny but I didn’t even crack a smile The humor is satire often related to what is allowed and not allowed in society but it is not funny b


  • Wealhtheow

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldWritten than thirty years before Austen’s first novel was published it concerns eighteenth century society rather than nineteenth century As such I found myself constantly at a loss Before reading this book I thought I had a good handle on the manners of the period I know the difference between a barouche a phaeton and a curricle and that a lady would never stand up and leave a conversation and that men knew classical languages and women only modern And yet I was utterly confused by Evelina The following block of text contains spoilers so bewareA maj


  • Carol She&

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World35★This is the oldest work I have ever read by a female writerI enjoyed this book at the start 18th century life particularly in London really came alive for me I admired Evelina's courage when she was left vulnerable in so many situations¾ the way through my enjoyment started to ebb This is because Evelina was left vulnerable in so many situations By this time I had realised duh that I was reading a satire but a lot of it felt uite repetitive I was thinking Just get on with it when our heroine was yet again a


  • Sherwood Smith

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldThis reread struck me with just how thin the veneer of civilization is Burney was in her mid twenties when she wrote this and had probably been writing versions of it for ten years; the central romance is very nearly bloodless Evelina and Lord Orville being such paragons Their relationships is only interesting when Evelina thinks he wrote her an offensive letter but one can just make out some human interest in the two when Orville keeps coming across Evelina in the most surprising places They scarcely exchange fifty words for nearly half the book possibly longer but his delicacy as he keeps coming to her rescue secures her inte


  • shakespeareandspice

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldThe only thing that halts this from being a 5 star read is that while this book is clearly very satirical there were some parts of the novel that somewhat made me uncomfortable view spoilerNot a big deal to be honest but I wasn’t able to really laugh it off when people—by people I mean Willoughby—kept physically grabbing Evelina when


  • Katie Lumsden

    review Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World 103 Evelina or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the WorldMaybe 35 I did enjoy this but it took me a little while to get into; for me the stronger section was the last uarter The letter form didn't entirely work for me but Evelina is an interesting character and it's a fun read I can certainly see how Burney inspired Jane Austen although I have to say I much prefer Jane Austen