Posted by selliott on January 24, 1998 at 21:42:51:
In response to Frances Burney, written by LauraN on January 24, 1998 at 01:54:32
How exciting. I, too, just read Evelina and it was wonderful. I want to call up A&E and tell tehm to make a movie out of it. I'm going to order some more of her books, as they are not in the library. Thanks for the tip.
] I began reading Frances Burney when I found out that Jane Austen was a great fan of her writing. I, too started with Evelina and thoroughly enjoyed it! I continued with Cecilia and Camilla (which are MUCH longer than Evelina) and loved them both! I began to read The Wanderer, but college got in my way :-(. I am planning on finishing it soon - I hope! :-)
] I believe that you will like her other novels (she is, in my mind, second only to Jane Austen as far as novels go), they are so engrossing! When I was "close" (or at least, I thought I was) to finising Camilla, I started to read at 10:00 a.m. one day and didn't get up once until I finished and noticed it was dark outside and close to 11:30 p.m. - I was so engrossed in the story! So, I guess what I'm trying to say is that, if you really liked Evelina, you will love Frances Burney's other works - they are great! :-) Happy Reading!
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