Evelina: or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World (Penguin Classics)

By: Frances Burney, Margaret Anne Doody

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Leaving the secluded home of her guardian for the first time, beautiful Evelina Anville is captivated by her new surroundings in London's beau monde--and in particular by the handsome, chivalrous Lord Orville. But her enjoyment soon turns to mortification at the hands of her vulgar and capricious grandmother, and the rakish Sir Clement Willoughby, who torments the naive young woman with his unwanted advances. And while her aristocratic father refuses to acknowledge her legitimacy, Evelina can hold no hope of happiness with the man she loves.

Published anonymously in 1778, Frances Burney's epistolary novel brought her instant fame when the secret of its authorship was revealed. With its ingenious combination of romance and satire, comedy and melodrama, Evelina is a sparkling depiction of the dangers and delights of fashionable society.

Title: Evelina: or The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World (Penguin Classics)

Author Name: Frances Burney, Margaret Anne Doody

Categories: FC,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: November 1994

ISBN Number: 0140433473

ISBN Number 13: 9780140433470

Binding: Paper Back

Book Condition: Used - Good

Seller ID: 12065

Description: Book is clean and tight. Has minor shelf wear. Book has tanning on the pages and page edges. There is underlining on several pages. We put tracking on every shipment.