(1752-1840) British writer. Fanny Burney became Madam D'Arblay when she married a refugee-nobleman from France. Her Diaries and other works give us a vivid picture of the inner life at Court.
Fanny Burney's Cecilia Part 2by Fanny Burney
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Burney�s novel explores the lives of English aristocrats, and satirise their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. Her early novels were read and enjoyed by Jane Austen, whose own title Pride and Prejudice derives from the final pages of Cecilia.
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