ISBN-10: 0312097298

ISBN-13: 9780312097295

Edition: 1997

Authors: Kristina Straub, Fanny Burney, Frances Burney

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This edition reprints the text of Burney's classic novel together with a broad selection of documents on life in eighteenth-century England that have been carefully chosen to put the work in its historical and cultural context. Special attention is given to eighteenth-century conduct literature, including Burney's own reactions to her society's codes of behavior for the young lady. In addition, the documents include first hand descriptions of fashionable English society at the end of the eighteenth century from observers both inside and ouside of its folds as well as materials on the often violent underside of the British trade and military expansion that helped construct the fashionable world Burney's heroine enters. A general introduction providing historical and culural background, a chronology of Burney's life and times, introductions to each thematic group of documents, headnotes, extensive annotations, a selected bibligraphy, and a generous selection of maps and illustations make this volume a definitive scholarly edition of this classic work of eighteenth-century literature.
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List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 693
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

About the Series
About This Volume
List of Illustrations
Evelina: The Complete Text
Introduction: Cultural and Historical Background
Chronology of Burney's Life and Times
A Note on the Text
Evelina, or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World [First Edition, January 1778]
Evelina: Cultural Contexts
The Young Lady
For the Young Lady
"On the Importance of the Female Sex"
"On the Mode of Introducing Young Women into General Society"
"On the Employment of Time"
By the Young Lady
An Unwanted Proposal of Marriage
Directions for Coughing and Sneezing before the King and Queen
The Fashionable World
Making Fashion
From The London Tradesman
On the Royal Exchange (The Spectator, No. 69)
The Influence of French Fashions (The Spectator, No. 45)
On London Shops (From The Citizen of the World)
People of Fashion (From The Covent-Garden Journal)
Placing Fashion
On the London Theatre, (From The Spectator, Nos. 240, 245, and 502)
From A Sketch of the Spring-Gardens, Vaux-hall
On a Visit to Vauxhall Gardens (From The Citizen of the World)
On a Visit to Bath (From Humphry Clinker)
From The New Bath Guide
Beyond the Fashionable World
Visitors to London
From A Foreign View of England in the Reigns of George I and George II
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