Or, The History of A Young Lady's Entrance Into the WorldeBook - 2017
This precursor to the works of Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworth takes a witty look at romance and womanhood in eighteenth-century high society. Denied by her aristocratic libertine father and raised by a clergyman in the English countryside, Evelina Anville is a stranger to fashionable London society. But with the arrival of her eighteenth year comes the time for her formal debut, whether or not she--or London--is ready. Through a series of societal faux pas, Evelina learns about the complexities of society and attracts the eyes of dashing and distinguished bachelors. Still, landing a man in the city won't be easy ... This epistolary novel was the first by satirist Fanny Burney, acclaimed for her talent for comic fiction as well as her diaries chronicling eighteenth-century life among the aristocracy, in particular the struggles of women.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Open Road Media,, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 online resource (344 pages)
Alternative Title: History of a young lady's entrance into the world