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

The minuets were over before we arrived, for we were kept late by the milliners making us wait for our things. I dread to hear what you will think of me, my most dear and honoured Sir: Yet I hope — I hope you will be able to permit me to go!

Whatever may be the fate of these letters, the editor is satisfied they will meet with justice; and commits them to the press, though hopeless of fame, yet not regardless of censure. We found her, attended by Monsieur Du Bois, standing amongst the servants, and very busy in wiping her negligee, and endeavouring to save it from being stained by the wet, as she said it was a new Lyons silk.

I was very mad that he would not go himself; but as my acquaintance with him was so very slight, B did not think proper to urge him contrary to his inclination.

Lady Howard does not sit a moment in a place; Miss Mirvan is making caps; every body so busy! Eighteen years earlier, Mme.

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Upon inquiry, we found that she lived in Oxford Road; and, after some disputing, the Captain surlily, and, with a very bad grace, consented to admit her into his coach; though he soon convinced us, that he was determined she should not be too much obliged to him, for he seemed absolutely bent upon quarrelling with her: The epistletory format was also starting to seem strained.


Mirvan endeavourd to divert the Captain’s ill-humour, by starting new subjects: YOUR last letter gave me infinite pleasure: I told them I had.

I can’t believe I have done it. If he had spent his whole life abroad, I should have supposed they might rather have been thankful than sorrowful. Of course, in these later writers is my beloved Jane Austen, who was a fanatical reader of the novels of the time.

She hates the city, though without knowing why; for drances is easy to discover she has lived no where else. These zanies soon take a back seat, however, and the novel resolves itself in a way that is both harmonious and satisfying. There’s not a whole lot of unity to the tale, and there are plenty of scenes that Bu I’ll admit that reading 18th century fiction is sometimes harder than I’d grances it to be.

You must not dance with any one partner more than a couple times a night, nor may you find yourself in intimate conversations with anyone of the opposite sex.

And making a story flow in this medium was something I personally did not much like. Ultimately, Lord Orville suggests that the unfortunate girl be named co-heiress with Evelina; kindhearted Evelina is delighted.

He did not regard my objections; but made me follow him to an apartment, where we found an excellent fire, and some company waiting for carriages. My confusion increased when I observed that he was every where seeking me, with apparent perplexity and surprise; but when, bhrney last, I saw him move towards the place where I sat, I was ready to sink with shame and distress.


But Evelina’s innocence also makes her a shrewd commentator on fraances excesses and absurdities of manners and social ambitions–as well as attracting the attention of the eminently eligible Lord Orville. In a short time Lord Orville returned. Ok, so an unmarried woman would not correspond with an unmarried man to whom she was not related or engaged.

Evelina by Fanny Burney

The book is written solely in letter format. Did you ever make a prayer before, since you were a sniveler? The novel is, however, not completely successful.

The result was, that a party was proposed, and agreed to, for some early opportunity. At that period of her life we parted; her mother, then married to Monsieur Duval, sent for her to Paris. This was quite too much for me; I rose hastily, and ran out of the room: I am half ashamed of myself for beginning this letter.

I was thunderstruck at the recollection: I read this because I was curious to know more about the novels Jane Austen herself read. In addressing you jointly, I mean but to mark the generous sentiments by which liberal criticism, to the utter annihilation of envy, jealousy, and all selfish views, ought to be distinguished.