Fanny Burney

Frances Burney, also known as Fanny Burney, was an English satirical novelist, diarist, and playwright. She is best known for her novels 'Evelina' and 'Camilla'. Her works were highly influential in the development of the novel and she was a significant figure in the literary world of her time.


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  1. 1. Evelina

    The novel follows the journey of a young, naive girl named Evelina as she navigates the complex societal norms of 18th-century England. Raised in rural obscurity, Evelina's life changes dramatically when she enters London's high society. She must learn to navigate the treacherous waters of social etiquette, romantic interest, and the dangers that come with being a beautiful, young woman in a world dominated by men. Throughout her journey, Evelina struggles to maintain her virtue and innocence while dealing with the advances of various suitors, providing a humorous and satirical look at the gender dynamics and social conventions of the time.

    The 955th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Camilla

    Camilla, a young woman, navigates through the trials and tribulations of love, family, and society in 18th century England. Her journey is filled with misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and the complexities of human emotions. Throughout the story, she must grapple with her love for a man who is unaware of her feelings, her responsibility towards her family, and the expectations of society. The novel explores themes such as the importance of virtue, the pitfalls of vanity, and the complexities of human relationships.

    The 1630th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Diary of Fanny Burney

    "The Diary of Fanny Burney" is a collection of personal entries by a prominent English novelist and playwright from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The diary provides a unique perspective on the social and literary life of England during this period, with Fanny Burney's observations on the people and events around her. It offers intimate glimpses into her relationships with notable figures such as Samuel Johnson and King George III, as well as her own struggles with her writing career and personal life.

    The 5763rd Greatest Book of All Time