A Known Scribbler: Frances Burney on Literary Life / Edition 1

A Known Scribbler: Frances Burney on Literary Life / Edition 1

by Frances Burney, Pradeep Kumar, Justine Crump
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551113201

ISBN-13: 9781551113203

Pub. Date: 09/19/2002

Publisher: Broadview Press

Frances Burney’s journals and letters, composed between 1768 and 1839, contain a unique account of the creative, social, and commercial ambitions and achievements of an eighteenth-century female writer. Focusing on Burney’s literary life, this selection from her journals and correspondence combines Burney’s own accounts of the creation of her

Overview

Frances Burney’s journals and letters, composed between 1768 and 1839, contain a unique account of the creative, social, and commercial ambitions and achievements of an eighteenth-century female writer. Focusing on Burney’s literary life, this selection from her journals and correspondence combines Burney’s own accounts of the creation of her popular novels, her aspirations for her dramatic writings, and her reflections upon her letters and journals as literary productions in their own right.

In addition to Burney’s letters and journal entries, this Broadview edition includes: selections from Burney’s Brief Reflections relative to the Emigrant French Clergy (1793) and Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832); letters by family and friends about her literary activities; and contemporary reviews of The Diary and Letters of Madame d’Arblay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551113203
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
09/19/2002
Series:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Abbreviations and Short Titles

Introduction

  • Burney and the Literary Marketplace
    Burney and Eighteenth-Century Theatre
    Creativity and the Female Artist in Eighteenth-Century Britain
    Burney’s Life-Writings

Frances Burney: A Brief Chronology

A Note on the Text

Principal Persons

Journals and Correspondence of Frances Burney

References
Appendix: Contemporary Reviews of The Diary and Letters of Madame d’Arblay

  1. New Monthly Magazine and Humorist (February 1842)
  2. [John Wilson Croker] The Quarterly Review (June 1842)
  3. [Thomas Babington Macaulay] The Edinburgh Review (January 1843)
  4. Eclectic Review (1847)

Select Bibliography

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