I cannot talk about this book without mentioning the much celebrated Jane Austen. Austen is unsurprisingly a much favoured author of mine, but what really made me even more eager to read this book was the knowledge that Austen herself was both a fan of and influenced by Frances Burney. For anyone who has read Pride , I think it would be impossible not to see the parallels between that book and this earlier work.
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We have quite similar themes of a girl with slightly dubious familial links, social climbing family members, a man with good social standing, and so on. In particular, I think there are great comparisons to be found in this book for both Darcy and Willoughby. Without giving anything away, I will say how touching some of the scenes are between characters that begin to develop relationships with each other.
These moments are done with the values of respect which were so prevalent within this society, and I found them completely endearing.
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The following paragraphs show this, as well as highlighting the parallels between characters such as Darcy:. You are the friend to whom my soul is attached as to its better half! You are the most amiable, the most perfect of women! And you are dearer to me than language has the power of telling! It highlights the social ideologies of this period, whilst simultaneously giving us great plot and characters. Truly enjoyed it. Great review! Like Liked by 1 person. It was the complete opposite in my class! I did a whole module on Jane Austen but we were never even made aware of Evelina!
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August 30, Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:. Email required Address never made public. Her novels were admired by Jane Austen. She also wrote The Wanderer , published in , but it was not a success.
In she edited the Memoirs of her father. She was also a prodigious writer of lively letters and journals; her Early Diary — includes sketches of Johnson, Garrick and many others, and her later Diary and Letters — gives a vivid account of her life at court.
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