Evelina
    (2017)

    Fiction

    eBook

    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States]: Open Road Media , 2017
Made available through hoopla
DESCRIPTION
1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781504045810 (electronic bk.) MWT11891642, 1504045815 (electronic bk.) 11891642
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

This precursor to the works of Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth takes a witty look at romance and womanhood in eighteenth-century high society. Denied by her aristocratic libertine father and raised by a clergyman in the English countryside, Evelina Anville is a stranger to fashionable London society. But with the arrival of her eighteenth year comes the time for her formal debut, whether or not she-or London-is ready. Through a series of societal faux pas, Evelina learns about the complexities of society and attracts the eyes of dashing and distinguished bachelors. Still, landing a man in the city won't be easy . . . This epistolary novel was the first by satirist Fanny Burney, acclaimed for her talent for comic fiction as well as her diaries chronicling eighteenth-century life among the aristocracy, in particular the struggles of women

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