: Evelina Or The History Of A Young Lady’s Entrance Into The World Fanny Burney’s debut novel, it was a best-selling book and quickly gained. Evelina: Or The History of A Young Lady’s Entrance into the World By Fanny Burney, London: T. Lowndes, Reprinted New York: W. W. Norton. Jul 1, Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.
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The very first person I saw was Lord Orville. Sir Clement Willoughby doesn’t know the meaning of no, always trying to make Evelina do things not in her nature These people in high life have too much presence of mind, I believe, to seem disconcerted, or out of humour, however they may feel: HOW much will you be surprised, my dearest Sir, at receiving another letter, from London, of your Evelina’s writing!
I was thunderstruck at the recollection: Mirvan was at cards, but would be glad to see me; and I went immediately.
I hesitated which alternative to chose; but this impetuous man at length prevailed, and I was obliged to consent to dance with him. I should never have thought it: Mirvan desires me to assure you that one week is all she asks, as she is certain that the Captain, who hates London, will be eager to revisit Howard Grove; and Maria is so very earnest in wishing to have the company of her friend, that, if you are inexorable, she will be deprived of half the pleasure she otherwise hopes to receive.
Evelina is an epistolary novel—written entirely as a sequence of letters, mostly from the heroine herself, with a few responses from her correspondents and others—and suffers from the awkwardnesses and improbabilities of most novels that use this device.
Dimly and belatedly, Evelina remembers the rules of decorum: This is because Evelina was left vulnerable in so many situations!
Evelina | novel by Burney |
So he was pleased to say, though I am sure I know not what honour he could receive from me; but these sort of expressions, I find, are used as words of course, without any distinction of persons, or study of propriety. As magistrates of the press, and Censors for the public, — to which you are bound by the sacred ties of integrity to exert the most spirited impartiality, and to which your suffrages should carry the marks of pure, dauntless, irrefragable truth — to appeal to your MERCY, were to solicit your dishonour; and therefore, — though ’tis sweeter than frankincense, — more grateful to the senses than all the odorous perfumes of Arabia, — and though It droppeth like the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath, — I court it not!
Fanny Burney is like Jane Austen in pupal stage. Her novel is a true bildungsroman If you think about the heroines in 18th century literature, most of them have a rather arduous time, e.
I enjoyed this well enough to try another novel by Burney in the future. The Captain, too, offered his service; which I declined, from a fear she should suppose I meant to insult her.
Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney
I dread to hear what you will think of me, my most dear and honoured Sir: View all 9 comments. In contrast to the delightfully real Evelina he seemed mostly to consist of good manners, very well in their fannny, but I was hoping, as the book progressed, to see something of his personality under all those courtesies but I never really did.
She is extremely kind to me; and Evflina, her charming daughter, is the sweetest girl in the world.
Mirvan the rest of the evening, and not to dance at all. For this purpose, a young female, educated in the most secluded retirement, makes, at the age of seventeen, her first appearance upon the great ffanny busy stage of life; with a virtuous mind, a cultivated understanding, and a feeling heart, her ignorance of the forms, and inexperience in the manners of the world, occasion all the little incidents which these volumes record, and which form the natural progression of the life of a young woman of obscure birth, but conspicuous beauty, for the first evleina months after her Entrance into the world.
Mirvan endeavourd to divert the Captain’s ill-humour, by starting new subjects: I am eveilna the affair of the carriage should have given you any concern, but I am highly flattered by the anxiety you express so kindly.
I hope it will meet with your approbation; but if it should not, be assured I can never object to any decision of one who is so much respected and esteemed as Mr. In confiding my ward to the care of Lady Howard, I can feel no uneasiness from her absence, but what will arise from the loss of her company, since I shall be as well convinced of her safety as if she were under my own roof.
This woman is, undoubtedly, at length, self-convicted of her most unnatural behaviour; it is evident, from her writing, that she is still as vulgar and illiterate as when her first husband, Mr.
Their relationships is only interesting when Evelina thinks he wrote her an offensive letter, but one can just make out some human interest in the two when Orville keeps coming across Evelina in the most surprising places.
Mirvan otherwise than by applying to you. Evelina, the eponymous heroine, was a pleasant surprise. O, Sir, to discover so near a relation in a woman, who had thus introduced herself! But, from the time of her recovery to the date of her letter to your Ladyship, I had never heard that she manifested any desire to be made acquainted with the circumstances which attended the death of Lady Belmont, and the birth of her helpless child.
She lamented burny I had been brought up in the country, which, she observed, had given me a very bumpkinish air.
Mirvan, “as many of you as have done tea, I invite to walk with me. This evelnia all I can gather of it. Fannyy have the hearty wishes of every individual of this place for its continuance and increase. To me, the main attraction was to read a novel by a woman written just after Richardson’s Pamala and Fielding’s Tom Jones.
This novel gives us a clear and candid look at a young woman as she tries to navigate her way around and through society. I began to apprehend he was a madman, and stared at him with the utmost astonishment. The heroine of the book is seemingly shy and weak, and follows all the norms of the time for the behaviour of women, but at the same time she is a woman who has been educated, demands respect and fanyn seeks a way to secure her future happiness, without deducting her dignity.
Mirvan’s acquaintance stopped to speak to her, and evlina her to take a round with them. Mirvan consented, and I rose to depart. TO resist the urgency of intreaty, is a power which I have not yet acquired: I have just had my hair dressed. Yet, I am not very eager to accompany them: Burney uses these shifts in setting to give a highly articulated vision of the class system of Bby England.
Mirvan, with an embarrassed air, replied, “I do not at all mean, Sir, to burnwy your being a gentleman, — but — “. For people and fictional characters, see Evelina given name. Branghton, “I never saw one in my life, so long as I’ve lived in London; and I never desire to see one, if I live here as much longer. All eyes were then turned to Monsieur Du Bois, whose clothes were in the same miserable plight with those budney Madame Duval; and who, wet, shivering, and disconsolate, had crept to the fire.
Tired, ashamed, and mortified, I begged to sit down till we returned home, which I did soon after. Maybe this just wasn’t the ideal introduction to Fanny Burney’s work, for it was more of a mixed bag experience to me than I’d expected. Frances Burney’s first buney most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London. I am, with all love and duty, your.