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The Story of Fanny Burney
Being an Introduction to the Diary and Letters of Madame d'Arblay


  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107604964


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  • Written by the renowned woman of letters Fanny Burney (1752–1840) and published under her married name, the Diary and Letters of Madame d'Arblay offer a unique insight into the currents of intellectual thought during a fascinating historical period. Originally published in 1927, this text provides a concise introduction to the Diary and Letters. Aimed at the general reader, it traces the main outlines of Burney's social picture in the hope that these outlines will create the impetus for further investigation. This is a highly readable book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in Fanny Burney and her historical environment.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107604964
    • length: 190 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.21kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. The Burney household
    3. Life in St Martin's Street: Garrick, Dr Johnson
    4. Evelina: Or a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
    5. The characters and style of Evelina
    6. Streathem: Mrs Thrale, Dr Johnson and Boswell
    7. Last days with Dr Johnson
    8. The Blue-Stockings
    9. Sir Joshua Reynolds
    10. Edmund Burke and Sheridan
    11. Mrs Delany: Horace Walpole: George III
    12. Everyday life at court
    13. Queen Charlotte: the Princes and Princesses
    14. The trial of Warren Hastings: Windham, Burke and Sheridan
    15. Royal visit to Oxford: the King's illness
    16. Release from court: the French émigrés at Juniper Hall
    17. Marriage: Camilla Cottage
    18. Visit to Windsor: Paris: Napoleon
    19. Presentation to Louis XVIII: the hundred days
    20. Brussels during Waterloo
    21. Conclusion
    Bibliographical note.

  • Author

    Muriel Masefield

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