This edition contains two of Frances Burney's comedies: "The Witlings", (1778-80) which satirizes the bluestockings; and "The Woman Hater" (1800-02), which explores social pretension and gender conflict.
About the Author
Peter Sabor is a professor at McGill University.
Geoffrey Sill is a professor at Rutgers University.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments
Frances Burney: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Witlings (1778-80)
The Woman-Hater (1800-02)
Appendix A: Burney’s Earliest Theatrical Writing: Epilogue to Gerilda
Appendix B: Contemporary Letters and Diary Entries on The Witlings
Appendix C: Burney and Molière
Appendix D: Contemporary Critical Essays on "Laughing" and Sentimental Comedy
Appendix E: Literary Allusions in The Witlings and The Woman-Hater
Appendix F: Burney’s Cast-List for The Woman-Hater
Appendix G: Similarities Between The Witlings, The Woman-Hater, and Burney’s Novels