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    Margaret Anne Doody(Author)

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Treating Frances Burney (1752-1840) with the seriousness usually reserved for later novelists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Margaret Anne Doody combines biographical narrative with informed literary criticism as she analyzes not only Burney's published novels, but her plays, fragments of novels, poems, and other works never published. Doody also draws upon a mine of letters and diaries for detailed and sometimes surprising biographical information. Burney's feelings and emotions forcefully emerge in her sophisticated and complex late novels, Camilla and The Wanderer. Her novels all relate to personal experience; as an artist she is attracted to the violent, the grotesque, and the macabre. She is a powerful comic writer, but her comedy is far from reflecting a shallow cheerfulness. Bringing a novelist's perspective to her material, in this 1989 book Doody shows an appreciation of the many dimensions of a predecessor's writings and she tells her story with force and conviction.

In this 1989 book, Margaret Anne Doody combines biographical narrative with informed literary criticism as she analyzes not only Frances Burney's published novels, but her plays, fragments of novels, poems, and other works never published. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • PDF | 480 pages
  • Margaret Anne Doody(Author)
  • Rutgers University Press; 1st edition (19 Dec. 1988)
  • English
  • 4
  • Biography

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  • By AnthonyPaul on 24 May 2014

    This is a valuable survey of the writings of Frances Burney. It augments Ms Doody's introduction to er edition of Evalina.


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