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Journals and Letters : Penguin Classics - Burney Frances

Journals and Letters

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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 the self-centred and irreverent writings of a precocious young girl to the more sober reflections of a mature woman, this collection demonstrates Burney's marvellous ability to capture the changing times around her and create brilliantly candid portraits of those she encountered during the course of her eventful life.

This edition includes an informative introduction, as well as a chronology, selected reading list, index, and full contextual annotations. The versions of the texts in this collection are based on the manuscripts or printed sources that Burney herself approved.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. viii
Chronologyp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Further Readingp. xxiii
Family Treep. xxvi
Manuscript Sourcesp. xxviii
Note on the Textp. xxix
Journals and Letters
1768-1777 The Apprentice Yearsp. 1
1778-1781 Evelina and Streatham Parkp. 86
1782-1786 Cecilia and Prelude to the Courtp. 178
1786-1791 The Court Yearsp. 236
1791-1792 London and the Western Tourp. 333
1793-1795 Courtship and Marriagep. 354
1796-1802 Camilla and Camilla Cottagep. 378
1802-1812 Ten Years in Francep. 412
1812-1814 Interlude in England: The Wandererp. 462
1814-1815 Waterloop. 478
1815-1818 Final Years with d'Arblayp. 496
1818-1839 Widowhoodp. 543
Indexp. 567
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ISBN: 9780140436242
ISBN-10: 0140436243
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 1st November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1