Frances Burney (1752-1840) was a British novelist, diarist, and playwright.
In total, she wrote four novels, eight plays, one biography, and twenty volumes
of journals and letters. She is best known for her landmark work Evelina.
Originally published in 1778, Evelina is Frances Burney's first and most beloved novel. It was a landmark in the development of the novel of manners and went on to influence such enduringly popular authors as Jane Austen.
By turns hilarious and grim, w...[SEE MORE]