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Cecilia

Author: Fanny Burney

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ISBN: 1541398408

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CeciliaorMemoirs of an HeiressFanny BurneyCecilia, subtitled Memoirs of an Heiress, is the second novel by English author Frances Burney, set in 1779 and published in 1782. The novel, about the trials and tribulations of a young upper class woman who must negotiate London society for the first time and who falls in love with a social superior, belongs to the genre of the novel of manners. A panoramic novel of eighteenth-century London, Cecilia was highly successful with at least 51 editions.Cecilia opens with the beautiful 20-year-old heroine, Cecilia Beverley, saying goodbye to her country home to go on a journey to London. She is an orphan heiress (�3000 a year as soon as she becomes of age, with a smaller personal fortune of �10,000). A stipulation in her uncle's will requires whomever she marries to take her surname, that is, become Mr. Beverley.Cecilia goes to live with one of her three guardians, Mr. Harrel, but is invited first to her friend Mr. Monckton's house for breakfast. Mr. Monckton has married an old, ugly woman for her money, but secretly regrets his decision after meeting Cecilia-a woman who combines wealth with beauty and youth. Mr. Monckton wants to marry Cecilia as soon as his own wife dies. He is afraid that Cecilia might fall in love or forget him while in London, and warns her continually to be careful of all 'temptations.' At his house she meets Mr. Morrice, a young lawyer who tries to flatter everyone who is important; Captain Aresby, who likes to compliment ladies in fancy words; and Mr. Belfield, a clever, lively, proud young man who can't settle down. Mr. Monckton's wife and her poor companion, Miss Bennet, who helps Mr. Monckton with his schemes, are also there. Cecilia notes the sharp behavior of an old man sitting quietly in the corner. She also does not understand why Lady Margaret (Mr. Monckton's wife) dislikes her so much.
The Greatest Works of Frances Burney (Illustrated)
Language: en
Pages: 4658
Authors: Frances Burney
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-19 - Publisher: e-artnow

Frances Burney was a famous English novelist, diarist and playwright. Burney's novels explore the lives of English aristocrats, and satirize their social pretensions and personal foibles, with an eye to larger questions such as the politics of female identity. She has gained critical respect in her own right, but she
Cecilia
Language: en
Pages: 590
Authors: Fanny Burney
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-02 - Publisher:

CeciliaorMemoirs of an HeiressFanny BurneyCecilia, subtitled Memoirs of an Heiress, is the second novel by English author Frances Burney, set in 1779 and published in 1782. The novel, about the trials and tribulations of a young upper class woman who must negotiate London society for the first time and who
Journals and Letters
Language: en
Pages: 589
Authors: Fanny Burney, Frances Burney
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Penguin Classics

Written during a seventy-year period, from 1768 to 1839, Frances Burney's letters and journals provide a unique insight into her life and times. Distinguished by their remarkable range and variety, they record Burney's experience of English court life and later, in France, the final stages of the Napoleonic Wars. From
A Known Scribbler
Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Frances Burney
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-09-19 - Publisher: Broadview Press

Frances Burney’s journals and letters, composed between 1768 and 1839, contain a unique account of the creative, social, and commercial ambitions and achievements of an eighteenth-century female writer. Focusing on Burney’s literary life, this selection from her journals and correspondence combines Burney’s own accounts of the creation of her popular
Dr. Johnson and Fanny Burney
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Fanny Burney, Frances Burney
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04 - Publisher:

Frances Burney (1752-1840), also known as Fanny Burney and after marriage as Madame D'Arblay, was a novelist, diarist, and playwright. She was self-educated, and began writing what she called her "scribblings" at the age of ten. She married in 1793 at forty-two, to a French exile, General Alexandre D'Arblay. Their