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
Review: Fanny Burney: A BiographyUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
This was a fair-minded and well written biography. It was especially interesting to learn about Burney's many creative neologisms. Read full review