Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, Volume 4

Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, Volume 4: The Streatham Years, Part II, 1780-1781

Edited by BETTY RIZZO
Copyright Date: 2003
Pages: 584
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7zp7c
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    Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney, Volume 4
    Book Description:

    Burney's enthusiasm makes the most of her experiences and she describes characters and scenes with all the genius displayed in her novels. Her descriptions contain the four great attributes that distinguish her novels: brilliant handling of detail, total and full recall of conversations characteristic of the speaker, sensibility and empathy for others, and great relish for the ridiculous wherever it occurred.

    eISBN: 978-0-7735-6102-1
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. [ACKNOWLEDGMENTS]
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-vii)
  4. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
    (pp. viii-viii)
  5. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. ix-xv)

    FOR FANNY BURNEY the years 1780 and 1781 were a time of social and professional success unprecedented for a woman author.Evelinawas famous; she herself was courted and feted by fashionable society. This was a situation quite unknown to the women authors who had preceded her and whose literary fame as it increased only brought with it increased notoriety and rejection. At best respectable women writers like Charlotte Lennox‚ whom Hester Thrale disliked‚ or like Mrs Bowdler and Mrs Dobson in Bath‚ were judged vulgar or inelegant. Fanny was constrained to invent and perform a new role in the...

  6. SHORT TITLES AND ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. xvi-xx)
  7. EARLY JOURNALS AND LETTERS OF FANNY BURNEY from 7 January 1780 to circa 21 December 1781, Numbers 104-227
    (pp. 1-540)

    Ah my dear Daddy now you are angry indeed! better employed than in Writing to you?1 You cannot imagine how much those words have worked me, you certainly meant they should, & you certainly, I must own, have reason, employed I have indeed been, & now am, in so much that I scarce know which way to turn myself, but better employed I am sure I never thought myself. However, as I am but too conscious you have Cause for displeasure, I ought not to repine that you express it, for silent displeasure is much more alarming than that which...

  8. APPENDIX 1 EPILOGUE SPOKEN BY JANE BARSANTI
    (pp. 541-542)
  9. APPENDIX 2 VERSE LETTER FROM FANNY BURNEY TO ESTHER BURNEY BURNEY
    (pp. 543-545)
  10. APPENDIX 3 SUSANNA ELIZABETH BURNEY’S ACCOUNT OF THE GORDON RIOTS
    (pp. 546-550)
  11. INDEX
    (pp. 551-569)