Cecilia, or, Memoirs of an heiress
    (2011)

    Fiction

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    Provider: hoopla

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PUBLISHED
[United States]: Neeland Media LLC, 2011
Made available through hoopla
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1 online resource
ISBN/ISSN
9781596254404 (electronic bk.) MWT11931760, 1596254408 (electronic bk.) 11931760
LANGUAGE
English
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"Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress", was written by Frances Burney in 1782, shortly after the success of her first novel, "Evelina". The novel tells the story of Cecilia Beverley, a young woman who may only receive an inheritance from her uncle upon marrying a man who agrees to take the name Beverley. The work is a scathing commentary on English aristocratic society, at that time a male-oriented world of pretension and politics. Burney is noted for her exploration of the lives of women in this controversial time, and her sharp criticism of the social climate. Although the story is set in 18th Century London, the obstacles of gender politics and the female identity remain relevant today

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