Evelina; Or, the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World: Authoritative Text, Contexts & Contemporary Reactions & Criticisms / Edition 1

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Overview

The text is that of the third edition text of this influential novel, which incorporates all of Burney’s changes.
"Contexts and Contemporary Reactions" illuminates eighteenth-century culture with selections from conduct books for women. Extracts from Burney’s letters and journals and five contemporary reviews are also included.
"Criticism" presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel.
The critics include Anna Letitia Barbauld, William Hazlitt, John Wilson Croker, Thomas Babington Macaulay, Virginia Woolf, Joyce Hemlow, Martha G. Brown, Kenneth W. Graham, Kristina Straub, Gina Campbell, Susan Fraiman, amd Margaret Anne Doody.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393971583
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 1,420,961
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart J. Cooke is Faculty Lecturer in English at McGill University. He is associate editor of The Collected Plays of Frances Burney and co-editor of The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Loveliest of Novels

    This is an utterly delightful book, in which I would definitely recommend. If you adore Jane Austen you will fall in love with this story. It is very easy to read, despite it being written in the 1700s, and it captivates your imagination until the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2003

    I loved this book!

    Fanny Burney is the best author. I would recommend all of her books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2001

    An Unexpected Delight

    I was assigned to read Evelina by a college professor and dragged my feet about reading it. An avid reader, I rarely like any assigned books half as much as the ones I'd pick up on my own, but when I finally forced myself to pick it up at the library and start I found I couldn't put it down. Literally, I liked it so much that I'd walk to and from my classes while reading. I loved the descriptions and the wry sense of humor; I felt empathy for the heroine out of her depth (even though there were times I wanted to shake some 'modern' sense into her) and I found the footnotes and indexes interesting and enlightening. I started the novel two weeks behind the rest of my class and finished it in two days. I absolutely loved it.

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