Journals and Letters: Burney, Frances

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Written during a seventy-year period, from 1768 to 1839, Frances Burney's letters and journals provide a unique insight into her life and times. Distinguished by their remarkable range and variety, they record Burney's experience of English court life and later, in France, the final stages of the Napoleonic Wars. From the self-centered and irreverent writings of a precocious young girl to the more sober reflections of a mature woman, this collection demonstrates Burney's marvelous ability to capture the changing ...

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Overview

Written during a seventy-year period, from 1768 to 1839, Frances Burney's letters and journals provide a unique insight into her life and times. Distinguished by their remarkable range and variety, they record Burney's experience of English court life and later, in France, the final stages of the Napoleonic Wars. From the self-centered and irreverent writings of a precocious young girl to the more sober reflections of a mature woman, this collection demonstrates Burney's marvelous ability to capture the changing times around her and create brilliantly candid portraits of those she encountered during the course of her eventful life.

This edition includes an informative introduction, as well as a chronology, selected reading list, index, and full contextual annotations. The versions of the texts in this collection are based on the manuscripts or printed sources that Burney herself approved.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140436242
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,304,718
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Sabor is professor of English at Queen’s University, Ontario. He has also published Horace Walpole: A Reference Guide (1984) and edited John Cleland’s Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1985) and Sarah Fielding’s Remarks on Clarissa (1985).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Chronology
Introduction
Further Reading
Family Tree
Manuscript Sources
Note on the Text

Journals and Letters
1768-1777 The Apprentice Years
1778-1781 Evelina and Streatham Park
1782-1786 Cecilia and Prelude to the Court
1786-1791 The Court Years
1791-1792 London and the Western Tour
1793-1795 Courtship and Marriage 1796-1802 Camilla and Camilla Cottage
1802-1812 Ten Years in France
1812-1814 Interlude in England: The Wanderer
1814-1815 Waterloo
1815-1818 Final Yeras with d'Arblay
1818-1839 Widowhood
Index

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