(1752 - 1840)
(Born Frances Burney; later Madame d'Arblay) English novelist, playwright, and diarist.
Fanny Burney: Introduction
Fanny Burney: Principal Works
Fanny Burney: Primary...
The English novelist and diarist Fanny Burney (1752-1840) was one of the most popular novelists of the late 18th century. She was also an important chronicler of English manners, morals, and society.F...
Frances Burney is an important British comic novelist: she is one of the first of the women writers whose names have been repeatedly alluded to in literary histories, inscribed in biographical diction...
In the following essay, Hemlow chronicles the historical context that prompted Burney's writing Cecilia.
Heavens! what a life of struggle between the head and the heart!
Cecilia, v. x. 6
In the following essay, Brown answers feminist interpretations of Burney by insisting that seemingly feminist themes result from the romance tradition from which Burney drew her inspiration.
In the following essay, Cutting-Gray claims that Evelina's writing serves as a means of transcending societally imposed restrictions on women.
Thus ought a chaste and virtuous woman . . . lock...