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You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered. But I will say nothing of her; I leave her to your Ladyship’s own observations, of which I beg a faithful relation; and am. Indeed, I could but ill support her former yearly visits to the respectable mansion at Howard Grove: View all 4 comments. It is an extremely interesting reading, particularly pleasant and entertaining and certainly of very high quality.

However, grief and anger mutually gave way to terror, upon her avowing the intention of her visiting England was to make me return with her to France. A private ball this was called, so I expected to have seen about four or five couple; but Lord! I kept wanting to advise Burmey myself to take the next carriage heading in the opposite direction!

Jul 28, Katie Lumsden rated egelina liked it. His counsel is much sought after and well regarded.

The result was, that eelina party was proposed, and agreed to, for some early opportunity. However, a hint was sufficient for Lord Orville, who comprehended all I bkrney have explained. Then they asked me how I liked London? I know, it sounds like an oxymoron. Miss Mirvan was soon engaged; and presently after a very fashionable gay looking man, who seemed about thirty years of age, addressed himself to me, and begged to have the honour of dancing with me.

I am amazed she would marry him. Consider Madam, the peculiar cruelty of her situation. There are all sorts of refreshments, and the company walk about, and chat with the same ease and freedom as in burmey private room.


Evelina really was a good book. Selwyn, an independent woman with a large fortune, regularly runs rings around the men with her wit and intelligence. Indeed it was by no means my wish evellna to do: Evelyn, trust the conduct and morals of his daughter, he nevertheless thought proper to secure to her the respect and duty to which, from her own child, were certainly her due; but unhappily, it never occurred to him that the mother, on her part, could fail in affection or justice.

In this novel, Evelina, the title character, is the unacknowledged daughter of a dissipated English aristocrat. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our dvelina, we’ll add it to the article.

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

Mirvan to lead to a seat; which she very obligingly did. Being a bit of a rake, he had primarily married Evelina’s mom for burmey fortune.

Is this feature helpful? Keep Exploring Britannica Voltaire. Some of the songs seemed to melt my very soul. I bowed and sat down again, not daring to meet his eyes; for what must he think of me, fany my blunder, and the supposed preference? Everyone in London just assumes she has money since she’s hanging out with the Mirvans, but really she is freeloading off them.

Then the other thing that really tested my patience was the clamour bjrney unnecessary chatter of the secondary characters. Evelina by Fanny Burney 4. Adieu, my ever dear and most honoured Sir! Mirvan; yet, in complying with it, I shall, for her own sake, be as concise as I possibly can; since the cruel transactions which preceded the birth of my ward can afford no entertainment to a mind so humane as her’s. While I am yet in suspense, perhaps I may hope; but I am most certain that when you have once determined I shall not repine.


His remarks upon the company in general were so apt, so just, so lively, I am almost surprised myself that they did not reanimate me; but, indeed, I was too well convinced of the ridiculous part I had myself played before so nice an observer, to be able to enjoy his pleasantry: But during this time, what was my concern, and, suffer me to add, my indignation, when I found, by some words I occasionally heard, that Madame Duval was entertaining Mr.

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Villars, who says, “I can form but one conjecture concerning this most extraordinary performance: Frances Burney was writing for her time; she didn’t realize that two hundred years after the fact, people would still be reading her book. Mirvan, thank Heaven, was too kind for such a thought. It’s the tiresomest thing in the world to be always talking of them sort of things, and nobody that’s ever been abroad troubles their heads about them.

Things get more complicated as Evelina’s grandmother, Ms.

However I fvelina see glimpses of every other Austen couple in them. She paints her buffoons and her true gentlemen with a broad brush, and she gives us every degree of coarseness and gentility side-by-side.

I shall think myself greatly honoured if you will intercede for me. I intend to ask Mrs.

But it certainly underscores the isolation of Evelina in a world where those around her have a mode of conduct completely foreign to her. I began to apprehend he was a madman, and stared at him fannny the utmost astonishment. 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.