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Evelina, or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world

Author: Fanny Burney; Edward A Bloom; Lillian D Bloom
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
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"Frances Burney's first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London. As she describes her heroine's entry into society, womanhood and, inevitably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerability of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where social snobbery and sexual aggression are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Epistolary fiction
Bildungsromans
Humorous fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fanny Burney; Edward A Bloom; Lillian D Bloom
ISBN: 0192833960 9780192833969
OCLC Number: 39036454
Notes: Originally issued in series: World's classics.
Description: xl, 421 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Evelina
Evelina
History of a young lady's entrance into the world
Responsibility: Fanny Burney ; edited with an introduction and notes by Edward A. Bloom with the assistance of Lillian D. Bloom.

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"Frances Burney's first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London. As she describes her heroine's entry into society, womanhood and, inevitably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerability of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where social snobbery and sexual aggression are played out in the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, theatre visits, and balls. But Evelina's innocence also makes her a shrewd commentator on the excesses and absurdities of manners and social ambitions - as well as attracting the attention of the eminently eligible Lord Orville." "Evelina, comic and shrewd, is at once a guide to fashionable London, a satirical attack on the new consumerism, an investigation of women's position in the late eighteenth century, and a love story. The new introduction and full notes to this edition help make this richness all the more readily available to a modern reader."--Jacket.

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