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A Right Royal Face Off by Simon Edge

We are delighted to welcome the author, Simon Edge, journalist, critic and novelist, to our blog to tell us more about the challenges he face when writing his latest novel, due to be released in a few days time, A Right Royal Face Off: A Georgian Entertainment...
From: All Things Georgian on 4 Jul 2019

Burney’s Handling of the Epistolary Format in Evelina

Epistolary novels are unique not only in structure but in the way they allow plot to develop. Some novels thrive in this form thanks in large part to authors that are especially adept at manipulating the letters to deliver information and plot without...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 9 Apr 2013

What Evelina Wants – Amanda Bynes’ Twin?

Evelina a novel by Frances Burney explores the obstacles a girl has to overcome in the upper class society of England. The novel centers around Evelina and her coming into upper class English society and the problems she has to overcome, to gain acceptance....
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 1 Apr 2013

Evelina’s Move to Holborn

Roughly halfway through Frances Burney’s Evelina, the novel’s title character is forcibly relocated from London’s upper-class West side to the unfashionable Holborn district, where she is to spend time with the equally unfashionable...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 1 Apr 2013

Evelina, A Journey

Personally I think that it is interesting that Evelina is written in letter form.  The longest letters are the ones Evelina writes to her adoptive father Mr. Villars.  Every time a letter is presented not written by Evelina, (e.g. Mr. Villars to Evelina...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 1 Apr 2013

The Complexities of Family Within Evelina

Evelina is a story about a woman moving from social innocence and naivety, into social experience. Evelina learns about “society”, and it’s social conventions, and how important it is within society to have a legitimate family.  Evelina searches...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 1 Apr 2013

Women in the home: a very brief exploration

Most women were not freely offered the opportunity to study subjects of an extended, classical, and commercial nature. This is a brief look at the education and expectations of a woman in the eighteenth century household.  The fact that education was...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 1 Apr 2013

Sensibility and Social Standards

I think it is quite evident that sensibility and social standards play a relatively big role in France Burney’s Evelina. Starting from the first volume of Evelina, we are given a view of what it means for a lady like Evelina to be “sensible”. It...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 31 Mar 2013

Beauty’s Entitlement: Angelic Orphans in Literature

While reading Evelina, I was struck with how strongly I was reminded of Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist. Here we have a young girl, who although a legitimate heir, grew up apart from the society and privileges that she was entitled to. The...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 31 Mar 2013

Violence and Delicacy in “Evelina”

Evelina is a novel rife with violence towards women. There are scenes in which the violence is sickeningly brutal in its sheer physicality – Madame Duval’s torture at the hands of the Captain is particularly notable in this regard – but there is...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 31 Mar 2013

Infinitely Absurd: The female social pressures in Frances Burney’s Evelina, Volume One

“I believe I am bewitched!  I made a resolution when I began, that I would not be urgent; but my pen – or rather my thoughts, will not suffer me to keep it – for I acknowledge, I must acknowledge, I cannot help wishing for your permission. [...]...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 25 Mar 2013

Your One and Only Source into the Scandalous Lives of London’s Elite: Evelina

Frances Burney’s Evelina takes an interesting perspective on the elite society of London. In reference to the chosen title, after reading a few pages of Evelina, the television series Gossip Girl came to mind. For those of you who are aware of the...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 25 Mar 2013

Evelina: Letters Send a Message About Format Importance

Frances Burney’s work, Evelina, Les Liaisons Dangereuses being one notable example and also written in the eighteenth century. What does this say, that the story of a woman navigating the social scene is best told through a series of letters, scrawled...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 25 Mar 2013

Evelina: Innocent and Fragile

Evelina is purely based on letters exchanged by many characters throughout Evelina’s journey to become a woman. The first volume of Evelina gives us an introduction into Evelina’s first hand experiences with the aspects of high-class society. We are...
From: Women Writers, 1660-1800 on 25 Mar 2013

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