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Camilla

Camilla

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by Frances Burney
     
 

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Frances Burney (1752-1840) was an English diarist, playwright and novelist. She was self-educated and began writing from what she called her "scribblings" at the young age of ten. In total, she wrote eight plays, four novels, one biography and twenty volumes of letters and journals. She is recognized as a literary forerunner to prominent authors who came after her

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Frances Burney (1752-1840) was an English diarist, playwright and novelist. She was self-educated and began writing from what she called her "scribblings" at the young age of ten. In total, she wrote eight plays, four novels, one biography and twenty volumes of letters and journals. She is recognized as a literary forerunner to prominent authors who came after her including William Makepeace Thackeray and Jane Austen. The foundation on which Burney's popularity sprang rests with the writer's ability to fully develop the effects of female intellect within a society dominated by men. She persuades her audience that coexistence between the sexes was far more favorable than the power of one over the other. "Camilla", an enormously popular 18th century novel, has hints of the advancing spirit of romanticism. "Camilla" deals with the marital concerns of a group of young people: Camilla Tyrold and her sisters and in particular, with the love affair between Camilla and her eligible suitor, Edgar Mandlebert. They encounter many hardships caused by misunderstandings and mistakes on the path to true love.

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ISBN-13:
9781420912654
Publisher:
Neeland Media LLC
Publication date:
10/04/2011
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2 MB

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Frances Burney (Fanny Burney) was a British novelist who wrote four novels, eight plays, and one biography in her lifetime, and left behind 20 volumes of journals and letters after her death. Self-educated, Burney began writing at the age of 10, and published her first novel, Evelina, anonymously in 1778. Burney followed Evelina's success with Cecilia, Camilla, and The Wanderer, all of which explored the lives of English aristocrats and the role of women in society. Burney’s novels were enormously popular during her lifetime, inspiring both Jane Austen and William Makepeace Thackeray, and her journals are recognized for their uncommonly accurate and candid portrayal of 18th-century England. Burney died in Bath, England, in 1840.

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Camilla 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Charlotte_2010 More than 1 year ago
Camilla is heart-warming, thrilling, and absolutely wonderful. The characters are humorous but plausible, and Burney's satire adds spice to the book. The plot carries the reader along at an alarming pace, so do not be surprised if you stay up all night to finish it! I would highly recommend this novel.