Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny Burney

Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny Burney

This book is a close study of Miss Burney's technical proficiency as a novelist.

Author: Tracy Edgar Daugherty

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040974102

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book is a close study of Miss Burney's technical proficiency as a novelist. It describes the techniques she used to create point of view, characterization, tempo, and plot construction; it demonstrates how effectively or ineffectively she employed these techniques; and it discusses her overall contribution to the craft of novel-writing. The book also examines the relationship between her mastery of the technical aspects of the novel and the success or failure of the individual novels to more accurately place Burney in the history of the English novel.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ethical Concepts and their Realisation in Fanny Burney s Evelina

Ethical Concepts and their Realisation in Fanny Burney s Evelina

This is even more the case for the 18thcentury novel, which as a genre appeared at the beginning of that century.1The social-historic and economic changes, the consequently following rise of the middle class and radical alteration of the ...

Author: Katja Kremendahl

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638577724

Category: Literary Criticism

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistisches Institut IV), course: Female Initiation from the 18th century to the Present, 29 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Literary works can hardly ever be separated from the ethical concepts of the time. This is even more the case for the 18thcentury novel, which as a genre appeared at the beginning of that century.1The social-historic and economic changes, the consequently following rise of the middle class and radical alteration of the patronage system can be held responsible for the prevailing conditions of a more realistic approach to prose works. While Clive T. Probyn calls the time after the epoch of the “big four” the “novelistic vacuum”4Joyce Tompkins even goes so far as to say that whereas the quantity of the output rose the quality decreased. But although many critics make disparaging remarks about the authors of the period between the fathers of the novel and the generation of Austen, Scott and others - to neglect the last quarter of the 18thcentury and its writers would be a terrible mistake. There were writers, called the “transitional novelists” by Lilian D. and Edward Bloom whose main goals were to imitate their idols, to mix the existing types of novels and integrate other (also foreign) influences. These authors included among others Fanny Burney and Maria Edgeworth, who were and are recognised for not only imitating but also for having invented a new type. Generally speaking the authors of 18thcentury novels knew that they, more than merely entertaining their readership, had to invent heroes and heroines who were supposed to offer an ethical and moral pattern.9In this paper, after having established a common ground of the fundamental concepts of the 18thcentury, these aspects will be examined in Fanny Burney’s Evelina. First of all it has to be shown what kind of process of education the heroine goes through and why. But equally important it will be in which way the novel masters its didactic task towards educating the 18thcentury reader. In the following these two features will be discussed with the help of references to Fanny Burney’s life as well as examples from the novel itself.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel

Fanny Burney's Evelina : Modern Critical Interpretations . ... Masquerade and Civilization : the Carnivalesque in Eighteenth- Century English Culture and Fiction . ... Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny Burney .

Author: John Richetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521429455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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A comprehensive and innovative guide to the British novel in its formative decades.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Wanderer Or Female Difficulties

The Wanderer  Or  Female Difficulties

Rose - Marie Cutting , ' A Wreath for Fanny Burney's Last Novel : The Wanderer's Contribution to Women's Studies , ' Illinois Quarterly . 37 ( 1975 ) , 45-64 . ... Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny Burney ( New York , 1989 ) .

Author: Fanny Burney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192837583

Category: Political Science

Page: 1012

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The Wanderer is the tale of a penniless émigrée from Revolutionary France trying to earn her living in England while guarding her own secrets. Combining the best elements of the Gothic, historical, and satirical novels, this important and newly appreciated work of Romantic fiction examines the evils of sexual, class, and racial discrimination, and thus echoes the ideas of Mary Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft. This fully annotated edition, includes appendices on the French Revolution, Race Relations, Amusements, and Geography, and a previously unpublished manuscript that reveals the links between Camilla and The Wanderer.
Categories: Political Science

Women s Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth Century Novel

Women s Diaries as Narrative in the Nineteenth Century Novel

Daugherty, Tracy Edgar, Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny Burney (New York: Peter Lang, 1989). Davidoff, Leonore and Catherine Hall, Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class 1780–1859 (London: Hutchinson, ...

Author: Catherine Delafield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351871334

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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Using private diary writing as her model, Catherine Delafield investigates the cultural significance of nineteenth-century women's writing and reading practices. Beginning with an examination of non-fictional diaries and the practice of diary-writing, she assesses the interaction between the fictional diary and other forms of literary production such as epistolary narrative, the periodical, the factual document and sensation fiction. The discrepancies between the private diary and its use as a narrative device are explored through the writings of Frances Burney, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anne Brontë, Dinah Craik, Wilkie Collins and Bram Stoker. The ideological function of the diary, Delafield suggests, produces a conflict in fictional narrative between that diary's received use as a domestic and spiritual record and its authority as a life-writing opportunity for women. Delafield considers women as writers, readers, and subjects and contextualizes her analysis within nineteenth-century reading practice. She demonstrates ways in which women could becomes performers of their own story through a narrative method which was authorized by their femininity and at the same time allowed them to challenge the myth of domestic womanhood.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Fanny Burney s Evelina

A Study Guide for Fanny Burney s  Evelina

CuttingGray, Joanne, Woman as "Nobody" and the Novels of Fanny Burney, University of Florida Press, 1992. This is a study of Burney's writing through a feminist eye. Daugherty, Tracy Edgar, Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410345400

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Fanny Burney's "Evelina," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Masquerade and Gender

Masquerade and Gender

Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny Burney. New York: Peter Lang, 1989. Davis, Lennard J. Factual Fictions: The Origins of the English Novel. New York: Columbia University Press, 1983. Davis, Natalie Zemon. "Women on Top.

Author: Catherine Craft-Fairchild

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271038209

Category: Literary Criticism

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Terry Castle's recent study of masquerade follows Bakhtin's analysis of the carnivalesque to conclude that, for women, masquerade offered exciting possibilities for social and sexual freedom. Castle's interpretation conforms to the fears expressed by male writers during the period&—Addison, Steele, and Fielding all insisted that masquerade allowed women to usurp the privileges of men. Female authors, however, often mistrusted these claims, perceiving that masquerade's apparent freedoms were frequently nothing more than sophisticated forms of oppression. Catherine Craft-Fairchild's work provides a useful corrective to Castle's treatment of masquerade. She argues that, in fictions by Aphra Behn, Mary Davys, Eliza Haywood, Elizabeth Inchbald, and Frances Burney, masquerade is double-sided. It is represented in some cases as a disempowering capitulation to patriarchal strictures that posit female subordination. Often within the same text, however, masquerade is also depicted as an empowering defiance of the dominant norms for female behavior. Heroines who attempt to separate themselves from the image of womanhood they consciously construct escape victimization. In both cases, masquerade is the condition of femininity: gender in the woman's novel is constructed rather than essential. Craft-Fairchild examines the guises in which womanhood appears, analyzing the ways in which women writers both construct and deconstruct eighteenth-century cultural conceptions of femininity. She offers a careful and engaging textual analysis of both canonical and noncanonical eighteenth-century texts, thereby setting lesser-read fictions into a critical dialogue with more widely known novels. Detailed readings are informed throughout by the ideas of current feminist theorists, including Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Mary Ann Doane, and Kaja Silverman. Instead of assuming that fictions about women were based on biological fact, Craft-Fairchild stresses the opposite: the domestic novel itself constructs the domestic woman.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Textual Promiscuities

Textual Promiscuities

The Feminization of the Novel . ... Narrative Techniques in the Novels of Fanny Burney . Studies in Romantic Age . n.p .: Peter Lang , 1989 . ... Told in Letters : Epistolary Fiction Before Richardson . Ann Arbor : University of ...

Author: Antoinette Marie Sol

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838755003

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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"Drawing on correspondence, novels, literary criticism, and other documents by Riccoboni, Laclos, and Burney, Antoinette Sol demonstrates how these novelists, traditionally separated by nationality, gender, and genre, are in fact concerned with similar issues of individual authority and social criticism. She shows how arbitrary literary categorization of these writers as sentimental or libertine has kept their work from a reading which reveals their commonalities."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Literary Criticism

What Matters in Jane Austen

What Matters in Jane Austen

It is the most important narrative technique of novelists like Gustave Flaubert, Henry James, James Joyce and ... as the first great pioneer of the technique, while finding some sparse exam— ples in Fanny Burney's later fiction.7 Jane ...

Author: John Mullan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408828731

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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What are the right and wrong ways to propose marriage? What do the characters call each other, and why? And which important Austen characters never speak? In twenty short chapters, each of which answers a question prompted by Jane Austen's novels, John Mullan illuminates the themes that matter most to the workings of Austen's fiction. Inspired by an enthusiastic reader's curiosity, based on a lifetime's study and written with flair and insight, What Matters in Jane Austen? uncovers the hidden truth about an extraordinary fictional world.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

Johnson , Eric Spencer , p.571A Narrating Narrating from the middles : Ernest Gaines ' fiction of change . ... heroinism and narrative authority in novels by Frances Sheridan , Frances Burney , Elizabeth Inchbald , and Hannah More .



ISBN: UVA:X030795426

Category: Dissertations, Academic


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Categories: Dissertations, Academic