By: Burney, Frances

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Frances Burney's first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satiri cal, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London. As she describes her heroine's entry in to society, womanhood and, inevitably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerabili ty of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where so cial snobbery and sexual aggression are played out in the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, theatre visits, and balls. But Evelina's innocence also m akes her a shrewd commentator on the excesses and absurdities of manners an d social ambitions--as well as attracting the attention of the eminently el igible 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.


Author Name: Burney, Frances

Categories: Classical Literature,

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0192840312

ISBN Number 13: 9780192840318

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043915