Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World / Edition 1

Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World / Edition 1

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by Frances Burney
     
 

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ISBN-10: 155111237X

ISBN-13: 9781551112374

Pub. Date: 09/14/2000

Publisher: Broadview Press

The reputation of Frances Burney (1752-1840) was largely established with her first novel, Evelina. Published anonymously in 1778, it is an epistolary account of a sheltered young woman’s entrance into society and her experience of family. Its comedy ranges from the violent practical joking reminiscent of Smollett’s fiction to witty repartee

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The reputation of Frances Burney (1752-1840) was largely established with her first novel, Evelina. Published anonymously in 1778, it is an epistolary account of a sheltered young woman’s entrance into society and her experience of family. Its comedy ranges from the violent practical joking reminiscent of Smollett’s fiction to witty repartee that influenced Austen.

The Broadview edition is based on the second edition of the novel (1779), which incorporates Burney’s revisions and corrections. Its appendices include contemporary reviews of Evelina as well as eighteenth-century works on the family and on comedy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551112374
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
09/14/2000
Series:
Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Frances Burney: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Evelina

Introduction to Appendices

Appendix A: Contemporary Reviews

  1. London Review (February 1778)
  2. Monthly Review (April 1778)
  3. Westminster Magazine (June 1778)
  4. Gentleman’s Magazine (September
  5. Critical Review (September 1778)

Appendix B: Works on Family

  1. George Savile, Marquis of Halifax, The Lady’s New-Year’s-Gift
  2. William Fleetwood, The Relative Duties of Parents and Children, Husbands and Wives. Masters and Servants
  3. Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, “Correspondence with her Granddaughter, Diana, Duchess of Bedford, 1732-35”
  4. Samuel Richardson, Letters Written To and For Particular Friends, on the Most Important Occasions
  5. [John Hill], On the Management and Education of Children
  6. Samuel Richardson, A Collection of the Moral and Instructive Sentiments, Maxims, Cautions, and Reflexions, Contained in the Histories of PAMELA, CLARISSA, and SIR CHARLES GRANDISON
  7. James Nelson, An Essay on the Government of Children
  8. Eliza Haywood, The Female Spectator
  9. Lady Sarah Pennington, An Unfortunate Mother’s Advice to Her Absent Daughters
  10. “Portia” [pseud.], The Polite Lady
  11. Hester Mulso Chapone, Letters on the Improvement of the Mind
  12. Clara Reeve, Plans of Education
  13. Mrs. Bonhote, The Parental Monitor
  14. Thomas Gisborne, An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex
  15. Maria Edgeworth and Richard Lovell Edgeworth, Practical Education
  16. Francis Burney D’Arblay, Memoirs of Doctor Burney

Appendix C: Works on Comedy

  1. Anon., Pasquil’s Jests, Mixed with Mother Bunches Merriments
  2. Joseph Addison, The Spectator
  3. Anon., Scoggin’s Jests
  4. [John Mottley], Joe Miller’s Jest Book
  5. [Corbyn Morris], An Essay Towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit, Humour, Raillery, Satire, and Ridicule
  6. Eliza Haywood, The Female Spectator
  7. Jane Collier, An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting
  8. Christopher Anstey, The New Bath Guide
  9. [James Quin], Quin’s Jests
  10. Anon., An Essay on Laughter
  11. William Hazlitt, Lectures on the English Comic Writers

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