Evelina, or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World. Volume III
de Beer Eb 1784 B
London: Printed for T. and W. Lowndes
Frances Burney (1752-1840) is perhaps best remembered for developing the novel of manners, a genre which Jane Austen later made famous. Frances’s wildly successful first novel, Evelina (1778), was written in secret. She told only her brother and sister about her plans to publish her own work. She disguised her handwriting to prevent printers from associating the work with the Burney family.
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