Evelina

  • by Frances Burney
  • Narrated by Judi Dench, Finty Williams, Geoffrey Palmer
  • 16 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fanny Burney's wickedly funny satire follows the trials and romantic adventures of the young and beautiful Evelina as she tries to make her way through 18th-century Britain handicapped by her three great problems: being poor, being illegitimate - and being a girl.
Evelina was a raging best seller when it was first published in 1778 and is widely credited with being the first of the great British domestic novels. Burney was a direct influence on her immediate follower, Jane Austen, who used some of the final lines from Burney’s novel Cecilia for one of her own fairly successful novels: "...if to pride and prejudice you owe your miseries...to pride and prejudice you will also owe their termination".

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-11-2015
  • Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited