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I have long known that she has persuaded herself to harbour an aversion for me — Unhappy woman! When an insulting letter supposedly from Lord Orville devastates her and makes her believe she misperceived him, she returns home to Berry Hill and falls ill. Casual cruelty to animals, the race between old women a bet, burneu by people who evelija to be part of high societyCaptain Mirvan’s persecution of Madam Duval and how funny everyone found it–polite society was a dangerous place. Her chief objection was to our dress, for we have had no time to Londonize ourselves; but we teased her into compliance, and so we are to sit in some obscure place that she may not be seen.

Grandmother and the captain spark trouble, more like a forest fire, when they meet in the city. I understand that the characters were made sterotypes and drawn larger than life to make a point, but I found Evelina’s eternal self-depreciating modesty, Lord Orville’s perfection, Captain Mirvan’s abominable cruelty and coarseness, Mr.

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How often have I since regretted that I did not accompany her thither! And very soon after, another gentleman, who seemed about six-and-twenty years old, gaily but not foppishly dressed, and indeed extremely handsome, with an air of mixed politeness and gallantry, desired to know if I was engaged, or would honour him with my hand.


Duval’s influence could lead Evelina to a fate similar to that of her mother Bjrney, who secretly wedded Sir John Belmont, a libertine, who afterwards denied the marriage.

However there is another Lord, younggood-looking, manners that never offend, a charming, debonair man Lord Orville, but can he be trusted or is he just another phoney? This gave me a new alarm: Villars, swears that the outside world is too indelicate and dangerous for her and tries to keep cloistered forever in the country, with only him for company. If you like someone, you must flee their company!

The correspondence you have so sweetly commenced, I shall be proud of continuing; and I hope the strong sense I have of the favour you do me will prevent your withdrawing it. As we were taking possession of our places, some ladies of Mrs. Apart from the comparison and the influence it had, however, the book has value in itself.

For the first or so pages evelian is no tremendous movement in the story and I was on the point of shelving the book away unread! Restore her but to me all innocence as you receive her, and the fondest hope of my heart will be amply gratified.

Her face and person answer my most refined ideas of complete beauty: Assure yourself, that I desire nothing more ardently than to pour forth my thanks at your feet, and to offer those vows which are so justly the tribute of your charms and accomplishments. I am sure I need not say, how much more I was pleased with the mistakes of your inexperience at the evlina ball, than with the attempted adoption of more fashionable manners at the ridotto.

Not so with Lord Orville. Branghton junior now inquired of me, whether I had seen the Tower, or St. So he was pleased to say, though I am eveelina I know not what honour he could receive from me; but these sort of expressions, I find, bh used as words of course, without any distinction of persons, or study of propriety.


Evelina, Or, the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World by Fanny Burney

O may it guard, watch over you, defend you from danger, save you from distress, and keep vice as distant from wvelina person as from your heart! Let Miss Mirvan, then, Madam, shine in all the splendour of high life; but suffer my child still to enjoy the pleasures of humble retirement, with a mind to which greater views are unknown.

The Captain, at last, was persuaded to accompany Sir Clement himself, and we four females were handed into Mrs. Well, my dear Sir, I have been pleased against my will, I could almost say; for I must own I went out in very ill humour, which I think you cannot wonder at: Indeed it was by no means my wish so to do: I apprehend nothing more than too much raising her hopes and her views, which the natural vivacity of her disposition would render but too easy to effect.

There are many things I liked about this story of an innocent in London Society, and other things which were quite tedious.

I’ll start with good things. Then the other thing that re 3. Despite the somewhat predictable plot, the satirical social commentary is a lot of fun especially for those who are familiar with the social mores of Georgian England. Madam Duval, for all her pretensions of great learning was extremely credulous and fell victim to several evelija the Captains ‘pranks’.

As the husband of Mrs. Fun, entertaining, and overall enchanting!