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Another element to put in the pot and stir the plot, Mrs.

She lamented that I had been brought up in the country, which, she observed, had given me a very bumpkinish air.

Very dignified, earnest, polite, delicate, honest and respectable man. And this, as it is the cause, so we must in some measure consider it as the excuse of her inveteracy. When it was over, while we waited for the coach, a tall elderly woman brushed quickly past us, calling out, “My God, what shall I do?

A confused idea now for the first time entered my head, of something I had heard of the rules of an assembly; but I was never at one before, — I have only danced at school, — and so giddy and heedless I was, that I had not once considered the impropriety of refusing one partner, and afterwards accepting another. I hope it will meet with your approbation; but if it should not, be assured I can never object vurney any decision of one who is so much evepina and esteemed as Mr.

Yet, while in the annals of those few of our predecessors, to whom this species of writing is indebted evrlina being saved from contempt, and rescued from depravity, we can trace such names as Rousseau, Johnson, 1 Marivaux, Fielding, Richardson, and Smollett, no man need blush at starting from the same post, though many, nay, most men, may sigh at finding themselves distanced.

Reverend Villars is displeased, and they decide against a lawsuit, but Lady Howard writes to Sir John, who responds unfavourably. So Evelina is always worried about being exposed to the nobility as a fraud.


Evelina | novel by Burney |

When fate offers her the opportunity to travel to London, her guardian is hesitant but agrees to let her go. I doubt not but they quarrelled all the way; for when we met at Ranelagh every one seemed out of humour; and though we joined parties, poor Madame Duval was avoided as much as possible by all but me. All eyes were then turned to Monsieur Du Bois, whose fannt were in the same miserable plight with those of Madame Duval; and who, wet, shivering, and disconsolate, had crept to the fire.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. We were sitting in this manner, he conversing with all gaiety, I looking down with all foolishness, when that fop who had first asked me to dance, with a most ridiculous solemnity approached, and, after a profound bow or two, said, “I humbly beg pardon, Madam, — and of you too, my Lord, — for breaking in upon such agreeable conversation — which must, doubtless, be more delectable — than what I have the honour evepina offer — but — “.

Apart from its other merits, Evelina is extraordinary as a document of social history. But how I was startled when she whispered me that my partner was a nobleman!

It is absolutely enchanting.

Frances Burney’s first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fanmy life in late eighteenth-century London. In London, she enters an entirely new world of balls, promenades, parks, operas, and other amusements that almost overwhelm her.

How fortunate that he should happen to play! The chariot was stopped, the servants came eveina our assistance, and we were taken out of the carriage, without having been at all hurt. I was thunderstruck at the recollection: Still she shouldn’t feel too hardly done by as it was this cruelty social cruelty which first fixed the eye of Lord Orville upon her and he intervened with great courtesy to spare her the fanmy and shame that he saw she was suffering under, thus marking him out to the eye of any remotely experienced reader, as the romantic interest that our sweet little Evelina is destined for.


She soon earns the attentions of two gentlemen: I pretend not to give you advice; you, to whose generous protection this helpless orphan is indebted for every thing, are the best and only judge of what she ought to do; but I am much concerned at the trouble and uneasiness which this unworthy woman may occasion you.

And thus was my deviation from truth punished; and thus did this man’s determined boldness conquer.

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

Aug 05, Issicratea rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun 12, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: I generally find books from this era a little hard going; taken overall I enjoy them but the long winded and often oppressively religious and virtuous heroines can be a little fannny to my patience at times. My impatience for his arrival will be very great, though inferior to that with which I burn to tell you, in person, how much I am, my sweet girl, your grateful admirer, “ORVILLE.

Return to Book Page. You must not, Madam, expect too much from my pupil; she is quite a little rustic, and knows nothing of the world; and though her education has been the best I could bestow in this retired place, to which Dorchester, the burnney town, is seven miles distant, yet I shall not be surprised if you should discover in her a thousand deficiencies of which I have never dreamt.

He enquired very earnestly if I was not hurt by the accident?

Casual cruelty to animals, the race between old women a bet, arranged by people who purport to be part of high societyCaptain Mirvan’s persecution of Madam Duval and how funny everyone found it–polite society was a dangerous place.