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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 (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 (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
... challenging and unfamiliar environment through which to navigate. Copyright 2013 by Duke University Press 2013 R “A Tattling Town like Windsor”: Negotiating Proper Relations in Frances Burney’s Early Court Journals and Letters (1786 – ­87...
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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
.... [Frances Burney], Memoirs of Doctor Burney , 3 vols. (London: Edward Moxon, 1832), 1:[ii] 1:advertisement. 10. Peter Sabor and Avery Jones, “Frances Burney's Original Will (1839),” the source of all subsequent quotations from Burney's will. The Rev. Charles Parr Burney (1785 – 1864) was the son...
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2022) 46 (3): 10–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... } Executors   Satisfactory [examiner's initials] 57 Frances Burney's manuscripts         7 Middle St. King's Road         Brighton, September 9. 1840  Madam 58 Having carefully considered the subject, I hasten to acquaint you that I estimate the value of the collection...
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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 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
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Figure 4. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Figure 7. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Figure 8. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Figure 9. Frances Burney's Legacy Duty Account, © John Avery Jones. Courtesy of the UK National Archives. All photographs © John Avery Jones, courtesy of the UK National Archives. More
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Eighteenth-Century Life (2018) 42 (2): 170–186.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Mascha Hansen The correspondence between Hester Lynch Thrale Piozzi and a less well-known member of the Burney clan, Frances Burney’s niece Marianne Francis, is remarkable because it reveals how an ambitious young woman struggled to overcome the prejudices against learning in women at the beginning...
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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...