Cecilia, Or, Memoirs of an Heiress

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Fiction - 1004 pages
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Cecilia is an heiress, but she can only keep her fortune if her husband will consent to take her surname. Fanny Burney's unusual love story and deft social satire was much admired on its first publication in 1782 for its subtle interweaving of comedy, humanity, and social analysis. Controversial in its time, this eighteenth-century novel seems entirely fresh in relation to late twentieth-century concerns.
 

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User Review  - Todd - Goodreads

Reading _Cecilia_, a thousand-page novel by eighteenth-century writer Fanny Burney, is to immerse oneself in English society of the 1780s. Although it took me forever to read the book, I thoroughly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

In short, Cecilia is an heiress of great fortune who is also blessed with a wealth of beauty, native refinement, and intelligence. She is a year or so from reaching her majority. Until then she must ... Read full review

Contents

A Sarcasm
353
A Surmise
359
A Bold Stroke
363
A Misers Mansion
371
A Declaration
375
A Gamesters Conscience
381
A Persecution
387
A Man of Business
398
An Event
623
A Consternation
633
A Perturbation
643
A Cottage
655
A Contest
668
A Message
685
A Parting
693
A Tale
699

A Solution
423
Book VI
440
A Railing
451
An Antique Mansion
457
A Rattle
463
A Storm
471
A Mystery
478
An Anecdote
488
A Conference
495
An Attack
503
A Retreat
515
A Worry
521
VOLUME IV
529
A Visit
538
An Incident
545
A Proposition
552
A Letter
560
A Discussion
567
VI A Retrospection
575
An Embarrassment
586
A Torment
590
Book VIII
611
A Shock
711
VOLUME V
715
A Surprize
721
A Confabulation
731
A Wrangling
741
A Suspicion
761
A Disturbance
771
A Calm
789
An Alarm
796
A Suspense
810
A Relation
817
An Enterprise
825
Book X
833
An Interview
838
A Summons
852
A Pursuit
891
An Encounter
900
Burneys Draft Introduction to Cecilia
943
Finance
951
EXPLANATORY NOTES
957
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Peter Sabor is Professor of English at Queen's University, Ontario. Margaret Anne Doody is Professor of English at Princeton.

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