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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (3): 1–28.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Devoney Looser This essay considers Frances Burney’s last published work, Memoirs of Doctor Burney (1832), for its sustained attention to gender, aging, and authorship. When the Memoirs is read from cover to cover, significant and previously unnoticed patterns emerge that offer new insights...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 12–13.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Copyright © 2018 by Duke University Press 2018 Esther Burney...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 38–55.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Peter Sabor This essay offers a revisionist reading of Charles Burney Sr.’s extraordinary talent for networking. It shows that Dr. Burney initiated and burnished a friendship with Dr. Johnson, who would play a crucial role in facilitating Burney’s transition from lowly musician to respected man...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 56–72.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Ruth Scobie In the world of Frances Burney’s fiction, the South Seas do not seem to exist. Burney’s characters do not discuss the latest discoveries, read accounts of Pacific islands, dine with Oceanic natives, or admire, collect, or copy curiosities from Tahiti, New Zealand, or Hawaii. Yet members...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 94–111.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Stewart Cooke “You must get rid … of this Cold, as fast as possible, because we want you at Twickenham !,” cried Richard Owen Cambridge on 22 January 1785 while visiting the ailing Frances Burney at her home in St. Martin’s Street, London. There is little doubt that Cambridge did, indeed, want...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 112–130.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Lorna Clark The recovery of the works of early English women writers is an ongoing project, and should include those of Sarah Harriet Burney (1772–1839). One of her novels has recently appeared in a scholarly edition and the rest will soon follow. Common themes and motifs can be found in her work...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 152–169.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Cassandra Ulph The formative influence on Frances Burney’s work of the artistic-professional context of her upbringing has only recently begun to be recognized. Early experiences in her father’s musical household informed Burney’s construction of a literary identity that balanced her professionally...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2013) 37 (2): 85–103.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Ann Campbell This essay argues that Frances Burney in Cecilia; or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782) critiques political debates and literary conventions focused on clandestine marriage. Through two plots of this novel, one economic and one focused on courtship, Burney interprets clandestine marriage...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 1–17.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Gillian Skinner The idea that Burney features in her own journals and letters as a novelistic heroine is something that readers over the years have noted and attributed variously to straightforward egotism or to a need for compensation. In this article, I read narrative performances Burney produced...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2014) 38 (1): 115–120.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Susan K. Howard Burney Frances . Court Journals and Letters . ( Oxford : Clarendon , 2011 ). Vol. 1 : ( 1786 ) , ed. Sabor Peter . Pp. xlix + 343. 8 ills. ; vol. 2 : ( 1787 ) , ed. Cooke Stewart . Pp. xxiii + 334. 5 ills . $185 each Copyright 2013 by Duke...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 73–93.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Sophie Coulombeau In Frances Burney’s second novel, Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress (1782), the social taxonomist Mr. Gosport educates the protagonist in the ways of the bon ton by applying classificatory principles to metropolitan polite society. This article argues that Gosport’s methodology...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2019) 43 (3): 23–40.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Hilary Havens After her beloved sister Susan died on 6 January 1800, Frances Burney wrote several grieving letters, but her ordinarily voluminous journals and letters were markedly scant during the year 1800. Burney expressed her grief later and elsewhere, particularly in her little-known...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (1): 37–55.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Hilary Havens Frances Burney's opinion of the Bluestocking circle has often been interpreted negatively due to her comic play, The Witlings (1779), which ridicules members of the group. In fact, Burney's perception of the Bluestockings, explained here through her relationships with three...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of Madame d'Arblay , ed. Charlotte Barrett, 7 vols. (London: Henry Colburn, 1842 – 46). 15. The stipulation mentioned would have no legal authority. The Rev. Richard Arthur Francis Barrett (1812 – 81) was the eldest son of Charlotte Barrett. 14. Collection of Michael Burney-Cumming. 13...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... One Thousand Eight Hundred and Forty exhibited by Charlotte Barrett Henry Burney and Alfred Turner 3 the Executors of the Deceased, acting under the Will of the Deceased, proved in the prerogative Court of Canterbury on the 17 th day of February 1840. Description of Property. Dates...
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Figure 5. Valuation of Frances Burney's Manuscripts, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Figure 6. Valuation of Charles Burney's Manuscripts, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Figure 1. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Figure 2. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Figure 3. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More