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Frances Burney : a literary life

Author: Janice Farrar Thaddeus
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Series: Literary lives (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Emphasizing Frances Burney's professionalism and her courage, the author of this work aims to show the protean writer who recognized her abilities and exercised them, always carefully shaping her  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Fanny Burney; Fanny Burney; Fanny Burney
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Janice Farrar Thaddeus
ISBN: 031222981X 9780312229818 0333607635 9780333607633 0333607643 9780333607640
OCLC Number: 42444352
Description: xi, 263 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 Writing as Compulsion and the Redefined Audience (1752-78) 1 --
2 Publishing Anonymously: the Early Diaries and the Intricacies of the Mask (1773-79) 18 --
3 Evelina: the 'Male' Author and her Boisterous Book (1778-79) 32 --
4 Open Authorship: The Witlings, Cecilia, and the Unruly Text (1779-84) 52 --
5 Sufferer, Tragedian, and Witness (1784-92) 91 --
6 Camilla and the Family (1792-1802) 109 --
7 Independence, Marriage, and Comedies without Fetters (1792-1802) 136 --
8 The Wanderer: Financial Success, Commercial Failure, and the Untamed Spirit (1802-28) 148 --
9 Memoirs of Doctor Burney: Circumscribing the Power (1814-40) 180 --
10 Fiction and Truth: All the Unpublished Words 203.
Series Title: Literary lives (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Janice Farrar Thaddeus.
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'At this date it is no small achievement to come up with new, valid, important, and definitive insights about Frances Burney, but in this fine focussed work, Thaddeus has managed it. Moreover, Read more...

 
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