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Frances Burney and narrative prior to ideology

Author: Brian McCrea
Publisher: Newark : University of Delaware Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology works between Burney's Journals and Letters and her fiction more thoroughly than any study of her in the past twenty-five years. By doing so, it offers significant reinterpretations of Burney's four novels: Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla, and The Wanderer. It describes Burney's eluding the major modern-isms through which critics have tried to read her: Feminism (with its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Fanny Burney; Fanny Burney; Fanny Burney
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian McCrea
ISBN: 9781611494815 1611494818 1611494826 9781611494822
OCLC Number: 846544184
Awards: Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2014.
Description: xiv, 193 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dying to be handsome: or why we don't know what Burney's heroines look like --
Frances Burney and professional men: from Dr. Lyster to Mr. Naird, the surgeon --
No Jacobins here: Burney's perplexing (non) politics --
"My chevalier jardinier": courtship and marriage after patriarchy and before domesticity --
Resisting the "fascination of egotism" : Burney and formal realism --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Brian McCrea.

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This quirky, personal, deeply satisfying book seeks to rescue Burney from the fashionable critical '-isms' that have recently clouded, rather than elucidated, her accomplishment. Though McCrea says Read more...

 
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