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You will not, I am sure, send a refusal without reasons unanswerable, and therefore I shall cheerfully acquiesce. Lord Orville is a superior individual. She is one, Madam, for whom alone I have lately wished to live; and she is one whom to serve I would with transport die!

It is about a disowned seventeen years old girl Evelina trying to enter into society and also trying to gain her rightful place. I watched Evelina fall afoul of societies rules through ignorance with sympathy. I do not like him. Burney is funnier than Fielding, more touching than Richardson, and a better writer than everyone but Swift at his best–and this is her first novel.

Norielle It’s clean, but I’m more than positive a child will not be able to appreciate it, also, the language might be a bit more difficult and for a teen this …more It’s clean, but I’m more than positive a child will not be able to appreciate it, also, the language might be a bit more difficult and for a teen this book might be slow-paced and sometimes boring.

I readily accepted a seat, and then begged he would go. Villars less valued by her; while to me she became so dear, that her loss was little less afflicting than that which I have since sustained of Mrs.


Mirvan calls it, all this morning, to buy silks, caps, gauzes, and so forth. In a few minutes, Miss Branghton coming suddenly up to her sister, exclaimed, “Lord, Polly, only think!

The son is twenty; the daughters upon hearing that I was seventeen, said that was just the age of Miss Polly; but their brother, after a long dispute, proved that she was two years older, to the great anger of both sisters, who agreed that he was very ill-natured and spiteful. I have no command of myself when this subject is started.

Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney

My uneasiness increased so much that Sir Clement now made a voluntary offer of seeking her. WE came home from the ridotto so late, or rather so early that it was not possible for fgances to write. She probably intended, in time, to have pardoned her; but time was not allowed. When they were parted, I intreated her to permit the woman who has charge of the ladies’ cloaks to assist in drying her clothes; she consented, and we did what was possible to save her from burnye cold.

We, too, stopt to hear a singer. Some of her favorites were those written by the author of this book and were, in fact, the ones frabces influenced her most and gave her the inspiration to seriously start writing.

Francs will at first be startled at my vanity; but, my dear Sir, have patience! However, Evelina is distraught at the continuing gulf between herself and her father and the mystery surrounding his false daughter. By my evelinq, she endeavoured to procure proofs of her marriage — but in vain; her credulity had been no match for his art. But it certainly underscores the isolation of Evelina in a world where those around her have There are many things I liked about this story of an innocent in London Society, and other things which were quite tedious.


To me, the main attraction was to read a novel by a woman written just after Richardson’s Pamala and Fielding’s Tom Jones. Captain Mirvan and Madame Duval ftances the funny side.

I could have thought myself in Paradise, but for the continual talking of the company around me. Miss Evelyn, Madam, from the second to the eighteenth year of her life, francces brought up under my care, and, except when at school under my roof. And to me, may it grant, the ultimate blessing of closing these aged eyes in the arms of one so dear — so deservedly beloved!

I’m looking forward to the others. She is quite alone, and a foreigner — “.

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It is, of all entertainments, the sweetest and most delightful. Captain Mirvan is arrived. And this, as it is the cause, so we must in some measure consider it as the excuse of her inveteracy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

How fortunate that he should happen to play!