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Miss Evelina Anville

Miss Evelina Anville is the main character, as well as the primary narrator of this novel. She is the 17-year-old unacknowledged daughter of Sir John Belmont and the deceased Lady Caroline Belmont. Evelina has been raised by Rev. Arthur Villars at Berry Hill after her mother's death. The narrative consists primarily of a series of letters between Evelina and Rev. Villars, as Evelina recounts the trials she faces during her first introduction to society. When Rev. Villars learns that Mme. Duval wants to become acquainted with his ward Evelina, he allows Evelina to visit Howard Grove. However, he fears that Mme. Duval's influence could lead Evelina to a shameful, untimely death like her mother.

While Evelina is at Howard Grove, she becomes very close to Miss Maria Mirvan, Lady Howard's granddaughter. So, she asks permission to accompany the Mirvans to London to meet Captain Mirvan who...

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