Standard Name: Burney, Frances
Birth Name: Frances Burney
Nickname: The Old Lady
Married Name: Frances D'Arblay
Indexed Name: Madame D'Arblay
Pseudonym: A Sister of the Order
Used Form: the author of Evelina
Used Form: the author of Evelina and Cecilia
Used Form: the author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla
FB , renowned as a novelist in her youth and middle age, outlived her high reputation; her fourth and last novel (published in 1814) was her least well received. Her diaries and letters, posthumously published, were greeted with renewed acclaim. During the late twentieth century the re-awakening of interest in her fiction and the rediscovery of her plays revealed her as a woman of letters to be reckoned with. Today her reputation in the academic world stands high, and productions of her plays are no longer isolated events.
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|Cultural formation||Elizabeth Meeke||
Her relations were horrified and repelled at her new role as a unchaste woman. Frances Burney felt an uncontrollable repugnance when convention required that they should kiss.
Her sister Maria found her penitence insincere, her...
Macdonald, Simon. “Identifying Mrs Meeke: Another Burney Family Novelist”. Review of English Studies, Oxford University Press.
She was not taught religion until she was five, and if her mother had not thought her a forward child she would have waited another year. It was a maxim of my Mother that children...
|Education||Mary Martha Sherwood||
From a very early age, MMS remembered my mother teaching me to read with my brother, in a book where [there] was a picture of a white horse feeding by star-light.
From the age...
Sherwood, Mary Martha, and Henry Sherwood. The Life of Mrs. Sherwood. Kelly, SophiaEditor , Darton, 1854.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Selina Bunbury|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Hester Lynch Piozzi||
Gabriel Piozzi came into Hester Thrale's life as music teacher of her eldest daughter. Two days before Henry Thrale's death a friend told her warningly, that Man is in Love with you.
Clifford, James L. Hester Lynch Piozzi (Mrs Thrale). Clarendon Press, 1987.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lady Caroline Lamb||
She apparently recruited her devils from the ranks of the theatre companies; the Morning Chronicle complained that there were too many of them.
She may have been thinking of another referent besides Byron: the...
Douglass, Paul. Lady Caroline Lamb. Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Sarah Harriet Burney||
Her famous half-sister, the writer Frances Burney , was almost a generation her senior.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Violet Hunt||
Violet's aunt, Margaret 's elder sister, Annie Raine Ellis , was the first to edit and publish, in 1889, Frances (Fanny) Burney 's Early Journals.
She also wrote introductions and annotations for two of Burney's novels.
Belford, Barbara. Violet. Simon and Schuster, 1990.
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Sophia Lee||
Among strikingly various estimates of his acting ability, Frances Burney was his firm admirer.
Lee, Sophia. “Introduction”. The Recess, edited by April Alliston, University Press of Kentucky, 2000, p. ix - lii.
|Family and Intimate relationships||Jan Struther|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Lady Louisa Stuart|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Elizabeth Meeke|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Cassandra Cooke||
Cassandra's cousin Jane Austen criticised the household management of Samuel Cooke (who was her godfather), judging him a disagreable, fidgetty master to his servants.
In his professional capacity he worried about competing with the Methodists
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
|Friends, Associates||Margaret Bingham, Countess Lucan|
1756 or 1757
27 March 1802
The Peace of Amiens ended the war which had raged between England and France for nine years.
9 December 1826
The Literary Gazette printed a Key to Marianne Spencer Hudson 's silver-fork novel, Almack's (titled after the well-known elite gentlemen's club of the same name), which had already reached its second edition this year. The...
Royal Society of Arts established a scheme (believed to be the first in the world) for setting up commemorative plaques on buildings associated with famous people.
Quinn, Ben. “Plaque blues. Cuts hit heritage scheme”. Guardian Weekly, p. 16.