Fanny Burney: A Biography
On 13 June 1767, her 15th birthday, Fanny Burney made a bonfire of all her works, with the sincere intention to extinguish for ever in their ashes her scribbling propensity. Fanny was genuinely worried that she might turn into an author, a fate incompatible - for a woman - with respectability.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Murphy-Jacobs - LibraryThing
Interesting biography about the woman commonly considered the first English language female novelist, the predecessor to Jane Austen and the Brontes. Claire Harman does a very good job of detailing ... Read full review
Fanny Burney: a biographyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This is the second scholarly biography of Frances (Fanny) Burney to appear within the last two years (following Janice Farrar Thaddeus's Frances Burney: A Literary Life, LJ 7/00). A forerunner of ... Read full review