Evelina by Frances Burney audiobook

Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World

By Frances Burney
Afterword by Orson Scott Card
Directed by Claire Bloom
Read by Emily Rankin , with Stefan Rudnicki , Gabrielle de Cuir , and Orson Scott Card

Skyboat Media
18.27 Hours 1
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Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney's first and most beloved novel. It was a landmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influence such enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen. By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the story follows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home and enters into late eighteenth-century London society—both its pleasures and its dangers. Life in eighteenth-century England is vividly rendered as Evelina is educated in the ways of the world and, eventually, love. As she battles such cruelties as social snobbery and delights in such thrills as pleasure gardens and balls, Evelina strives toward her final triumph, while capturing the hearts of listeners everywhere along the way.

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Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney's first and most beloved novel. It was a landmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influence such enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen.

By turns hilarious and grim, witty and lyrical, the story follows young Evelina as she leaves the seclusion of her country home and enters into late eighteenth-century London society—both its pleasures and its dangers. Life in eighteenth-century England is vividly rendered as Evelina is educated in the ways of the world and, eventually, love. As she battles such cruelties as social snobbery and delights in such thrills as pleasure gardens and balls, Evelina strives toward her final triumph, while capturing the hearts of listeners everywhere along the way.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Before Evelina, the heart of girlhood had never been so fully opened in literature.” William Dean Howells, American author and literary critic
“Fanny Burney’s first novel, Evelina, was the chick-lit novel of 1778—all about a young girl’s adventures in London and one of the best of its kind ever written.” Times (London)
“We owe to [Burney] not only Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla but also Mansfield Park and The Absentee.” Thomas Babington Macaulay, British essayist and reviewer

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Author Bio: Frances Burney

Author Bio: Frances Burney

Frances Burney (1752–1840) was a British novelist, diarist, and playwright. In total, she wrote four novels, eight plays, one biography, and twenty volumes of journals and letters. She is best known for her landmark work Evelina.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 18.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English