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

Author: Fanny Burney; Edward A Bloom; Vivien Jones
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: English fiction
Fiction
Epistolary fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fanny Burney; Edward A Bloom; Vivien Jones
ISBN: 9780199536931 0199536937
OCLC Number: 798786474
Description: xliv, 455 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: History of a young lady's entrance into the world
Responsibility: Frances Burney ; edited by Edward A. Bloom ; with an introduction and notes by Vivien Jones.

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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."--Back cover.

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Fanny Burney's first novel Evelina was the chick-lit novel of 1778 - all about a young girl's adventures in London, and one of the best of its kind ever written...the Oxford World's Classics edition Read more...

 
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