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Literary Lives

Frances Burney

A Literary Life

Authors: Thaddeus, J.

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Emphasizing Frances Burney's professionalism and her courage, Janice Farrar Thaddeus shows the protean writer who recognised her abilities and exercised them, always carefully shaping her career. Though now frequently depicted as retiring, even fearful, Burney forced on her reading public themes they were scarcely ready for, flamboyantly mixing genres, writing comically about intimate violence. Not content in old age to be merely a literary icon, she privately recorded with increasing clarity the moments when the world lacerates the self.

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Janice Farrar Thaddeus is Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies, History and Literature, Harvard University.

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'At this date it is no small achievement to come up with new, valid, important, and definitive insights about Frances Burney, but in this fine focussed work, Thaddeus has managed it. Moreover, delightfully and gracefully written, the book is a page-turner.' - Professor Betty Rizzo, City College of New York


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Writing as Compulsion and the Redefined Audience (1752–78)

    Thaddeus, Janice Farrar

    Pages 1-17

  • Publishing Anonymously: the Early Diaries and the Intricacies of the Mask (1773–79)

    Thaddeus, Janice Farrar

    Pages 18-31

  • Evelina: the ‘Male’ Author and her Boisterous Book (1778–79)

    Thaddeus, Janice Farrar

    Pages 32-51

  • Open Authorship: The Witlings, Cecilia, and the Unruly Text (1779–84)

    Thaddeus, Janice Farrar

    Pages 52-90

  • Sufferer, Tragedian, and Witness (1784–92)

    Thaddeus, Janice Farrar

    Pages 91-108

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Hardcover $140.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-333-60764-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Frances Burney
Book Subtitle
A Literary Life
Authors
Series Title
Literary Lives
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Janice Farrar Thaddeus
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28832-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230288324
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-22981-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-60763-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-333-60764-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 263
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