: Evelina Or The History Of A Young Lady’s Entrance Into The World Fanny Burney’s debut novel, it was a best-selling book and quickly gained. Evelina: Or The History of A Young Lady’s Entrance into the World By Fanny Burney, London: T. Lowndes, Reprinted New York: W. W. Norton. Jul 1, Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney. No cover available. Download; Bibrec.

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At the end though, he tells Evelina she can use his name whenever she sees fit. He assumed a most important solemnity: I commit her to the protection of your Ladyship, and only hope she may be found worthy half the goodness I am satisfied she will meet with at your hospitable mansion. I interrupted him — I blush for my folly, — with laughing; yet I could not help it; for, added to the man’s stately foppishness, and he actually took snuff between every three words when I looked around at Lord Orville, I saw such extreme surprise in his face, — the cause of which appeared so absurd, that I could not for my life preserve my gravity.

But the time draws on for experience and observation to take the place of instruction: She loved me as her father; nor was Mrs. Lists with This Book. Could a child or young teen read this? Granted, she learned to converse with other people on social occasions; she also learned how to behave at assemblies and dances.

Indeed, upon examination the coach was found to be in a dismal condition; for the weather proved very bad, and the rain had, though I know not how, made its way into the carriage. The following block of text contains spoilers, so beware. They are married in a joint ceremony alongside Evelina and Lord Orville, who decide to visit Reverend Villars at Berry Hill for their honeymoon trip. In books, therefore, imitation cannot be shunned too sedulously; for the very perfection of a model which is frequently seen, serves but more forcibly to mark the inferiority of a copy.


He seemed very desirous of entering into conversation with me; but I was seized with such a panic, that I could hardly speak a word, and nothing but the shame of so soon changing my mind prevented my returning to my seat, and declining to dance at all. You will be glad.

I would have given the world to have had the whole play acted over again. Another element to put in the pot and stir the plot, Mrs.

I really was interested in the plot and characters but I was so bored A confused idea now for the first time entered my head, of something I had heard of the rules of assemblies; but I was never at one before,–I have only danced at school,–and so giddy and heedless I was, that I had not once considered the impropriety of refusing one partner, and afterwards accepting another. Mirvan was so kind as to accompany me to Madame Duval’s house this morning.

This article is about the novel. He deserves not that you should wait for him. Mirvan received them both with her usual politeness; but the Captain looked very much displeased; and after a short silence, very sternly said to Madame Duval, “Pray ebelina asked you to bring that there spark with you?

Sono troppo, troppo perfetti, anche per un romanzo: I have no idea, but I found it annoying. London soon grows tiresome. Coming to the characters, Evelina is beautiful, sweet and a guileless girl with no clue about behaviour in high society.

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

So that, far from enjoying a conversation which might, at any other time, have delighted me, I continued silent, uncomfortable, and ashamed. Because of the era it was written, the language is very Austenite.


Burney published Evelina anonymously at the age of twenty-six, inalthough she was rapidly identified as the author. Without name, without recommendation, and unknown alike to success and disgrace, to whom can I so properly apply for patronage, as to those who publicly profess themselves Inspectors of all literary performances? We passed a most extraordinary evening. This put so great a constraint on my thoughts, that I was unable to go further than a monosyllable, fannu not even so far, when I could possibly avoid it.

Poor Evelina, thrust upon the world without any armor but her good character to save her from the assaults of unscrupulous men, wanton women, ignorant relations and downright cruel associates, plods her way through the maze with a grace that makes you laugh when you ought to cry.

Mirvan and her daughter Maria, almost a sister to the uneasy Evelina. But, though I both expected and deserved to find him very much mortified and displeased at his ill fortune in the choice he had made; yet, to my very great relief, he appeared to be even contented, and very much assisted and encouraged me.

Mirvan astonished, — he suddenly seized my hand, saying, “Think, my Lord, what must be my reluctance to resign this fair hand to your Lordship!

Evelina, by Fanny Burney

Just two marriages to conclude the farce, with no one the wiser. His chief delight appears to be tormenting and ridiculing his sisters; bugney, in return, most heartily despise him.

Branghton, “I never saw one in my life, so long as I’ve lived in London; and I never desire to see one, if I live here as much longer. But falsehood is not more unjustifiable than unsafe.