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Evelina: or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World (Penguin Classics)

Evelina: or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World (Penguin Classics)

Paperback by Frances Burney by Margaret Anne Doody (Contributor) in English language
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Book Details:

Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780140433470

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Leaving the secluded home of her guardian for the first time, beautiful Evelina Anville is captivated bu her new surroundings on London's beau monde - and in particular by the handsome, chivalrous Lord Orville. But her enjoyment soon turnd to mortification at the behaviour of her vulgar and capricious grandmother, and by the rakish Sir Clement Willoughby, who torments the naive young woman with his unwanted advances. And while her aristocratic father refuses to acknowledge her legitimacy, Evelina can hold no hope of happiness with the man she loves.
Published anonymously in 1778, when the secret of its authorship was revealed France Burney's epistolary novel brought her instant fame. With its ingenious combination of romance and satire, comedy and melodrama, Evelina is a sparkling depiction of the dangers and delights of fashionable society.
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