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Jones; the only one open to Fanny Burney was that accessible to a
conventionally brought up upper middle class young lady constantly chaperoned,
a world of routs, assemblies, balls, and tea-parties, dominated by the quest for
He could no longer afford the open cynicism of Vivian Grey, and when it
appeared, Coningsby was at once a tract for the times, a political manifesto, and
an expression of the grossest flattery towards its author's young supporters, four
men of ...
The germ consisted, he tells us in the preface, 'altogether in the sense of a single
character, the character and aspect of a particular engaging young woman, to
which all the usual elements of a "subject", certainly of a setting, were to need to ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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