Evelina Setting

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18th Century England

“Evelina” is set in 18th century England. The majority of the characters are English, but several are French, notably Mme. Duval and M. Du Bois. This leads to some cultural differences as well as the animosity of the racist Captain Mirvan. Social class also plays a large role in this novel, as Evelina’s obscure birth and uncertain social status lead to much unkind speculation, especially after she commits several social faux pas as a result of her inexperience with society.

London

London is the main setting of the novel. Evelina first visits London with the Mirvans where she makes many faux pas due to her lack of social experience. When she returns to London with Mme. Duval in Volume 2, she is forced to spend time with the disagreeable Branghtons. Evelina meets Sir Clement and Lord Orville in London, indicating how her trip to town influences...

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