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Cover of: Evelina | Fanny Burney, Frances Burney
About the Book

First published in 1778, this novel of manners tells the story of Evelina, a young woman raised in rural obscurity who is thrust into London’s fashionable society at the age of eighteen. There, she experiences a sequence of humorous events at balls, theatres, and gardens that teach her how quickly she must learn to navigate social snobbery and veiled aggression. Evelina, the embodiment of the feminine ideal for her time, undergoes numerous trials and grows in confidence with her abilities and perspicacity. As an innocent young woman, she deals with embarrassing relations, being beautiful in an image-conscious world, and falling in love with the wonderfully eligible Lord Orville. Burney gives the heroine a surprisingly shrewd opinion of fashionable London. This work, then, is not only satirical concerning the consumerism of this select group, but also aware of the role of women in late-eighteenth century society, paving the way for writers such as Jane Austen in this comic, touching love story.

93 editions First published in 1778

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Evelina or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
June 20, 2006, Echo Library
Paperback in English
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Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
November 3, 2006, Hard Press
Paperback in English
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Evelina
June 30, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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Evelina
October 31, 2004, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Evelina
May 2003, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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Evelina
May 2003, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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Evelina (Oxford World's Classics)
May 24, 2002, Oxford University Press, USA
in English
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Evelina (Broadview Literary Texts)
September 2000, Broadview Press
Paperback in English
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Evelina (Bedford Cultural Editions)
March 15, 1997, Bedford/St. Martin's
Paperback in English
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Evelina
1997, Bedford Books
in English
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Evelina
September 1, 1992, Bantam Classics
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Evelina: or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world
1968, Oxford University Press
Hardcover in English
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Evelina: or a young lady's entrance into the world
1968, Distributed by Heron Books
in English
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Evelina: Or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World
March 1965, W. W. Norton & Company
in English
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world
1964, Dent, Everyman's Library
in English
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Evelina
1958, Dent
in English
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Evelina
1946, Dent, Dutton
in English
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Evelina.
1938, Dent
in English
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Evelina
1929, Toronto, J.M. Dent & Sons, E.P. Dutton & Co.
in English
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Evelina
1920, J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton
in English
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Evelina
1913, Bell
in English
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Evelina
1909, Dent
in English
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Evelina.
1909, Dent
in English
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Evelina, or, The history of a young lady's entrance into the world
1903, Macmillan & Co., Limited, The Macmillan Company
in English
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world. A novel ...
1829, A. K. Newman & Co.
in English - New ed.
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Evelina, or, A young lady's entrance into the world.
1812, Published by William Fessenden
in English
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world : in two volumes.
1800, Printed by William Porter ...
in English - The fifth edition.
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. Vol. I[-II].
1797, Printed by Jacob S. Mott, for J. Harrisson, Gaine & Ten Eyck, C. Davis, P.A. Mesier, J. Tiebout, N. Judah, and C. Smith.
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. Volume I[-II]
1797, Printed by Jacob S. Mott, no. 70, Vesey-Street.
Electronic resource in English
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. Vol. I[-II]
1797, Printed by Jacob S. Mott, for J. Harrisson, Gaine & Ten Eyck, C. Davis, P.A. Mesier, J. Tiebout, N. Judah, and C. Smith.
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Evelina; or A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. : Vol. I[-II]
1796, by Thomas, Son & Thomas, sold by them at the Worcester Bookstore.
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Evelina, or, A young lady's entrance into the world: in two volumes : volume I[-II].
1796, By Thomas, Son & Thomas, for Thomas, Andrews & Penniman, booksellers ... Albany
in English
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Evelina; or A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. : Vol. I[-II].
1796, by Thomas, Son & Thomas, for Thomas, Andrews & Penniman, booksellers, State-Street, Albany.
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Evelina; or A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. : Vol. I[-II].
1796, by Thomas, Son & Thomas, sold by them at the Worcester Bookstore.
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Evelina; or A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. : Vol. I[-II]
1796, by Thomas, Son & Thomas, for Thomas, Andrews & Penniman, booksellers, State-Street, Albany.
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Evelina: or the history of a young lady's entrance into the world.
1794, printed for W. Lowndes
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Evelina; or A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. : Vol. I[-II].
1792, Printed by Bejamin [sic] Johnson.
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Evelina; or A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. : Vol. I[-II]
1792, Printed by Bejamin [sic] Johnson.
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Evelina; or, A young lady's entrance into the world.: In two volumes. Vol. I[-II]
1792, Printed by Mordecai Jones.
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Evelina: or, a young lady's entrance into the world. In two volumes. ...
1784, printed for Messrs. Price, Corcoran, Fitzsimons, Whitestone, Chamberlaine [and 10 others in Dublin]
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Evelina: or, the history of a young lady's entrance into the world.
1783, printed for T. and W. Lowndes
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world.
1783, Printed for T. and W. Lowndes ...
in English - A new edition.
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Evelina, ou, L'entrée d'une jeune personne dans le monde
1780, Chez D.J. Changuion
in French - Seconde edition.
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Evelina: or, a young lady's entrance into the world. In two volumes. ...
1780, printed for Messieurs Price, Corcoran, Fitzsimons, Whitestone, Chamberlaine [and 10 others in Dublin]
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Evelina: or, the history of a young lady's entrance into the world.
1779, printed for T. Lowndes
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Evelina: or, a young lady's entrance into the world. In a series of letters.
1779, printed for T. Lowndes
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Evelina, or, A young lady's entrance into the world
1778, Printed for T. Lowndes
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Evelina: or, A young lady's entrance into the world.
Publish date unknown, Heron Books.
in English
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Evelina: or a young lady's entrance into the world
Publish date unknown, J. M. Dent, E.P. Dutton
in English
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Evelina: or the history of a young ladys entrance into the world.
Publish date unknown, Cassell and Company
in English

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