Cecilia: Or, Memoirs of an Heiress

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The Floating Press, 01/07/2011 - 1116 páginas
Fans of Jane Austen's work will enjoy the novels of her predecessor Fanny Burney, who many critics and historians agree exerted a profound influence over Austen's evolution as a writer. The sweeping novel Cecilia follows one well-born woman's quest to find a suitable husband who will meet the exacting stipulations set forth by her family.
 

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BOOK VI
576
Chapter I A Debate
577
Chapter II A Railing
591
Chapter III An Antique Mansion
598
Chapter IV A Rattle
606
Chapter V A Storm
617
Chapter VI A Mystery
626
Chapter VII An Anecdote
640

Chapter VI A Breakfast
66
Chapter VII A Project
74
Chapter VIII An Opera Rehearsal
83
Chapter IX A Supplication
97
Chapter X A Provocation
109
Chapter XI A Narration
116
BOOK II
125
Chapter I A Man of Wealth
126
Chapter II A Man of Family
132
Chapter III A Masquerade
141
Chapter IV An Affray
172
Chapter V A Fashionable Friend
190
Chapter VI A Family Party
202
Chapter VII An Examination
215
Chapter VIII A Tete a Tete
224
BOOK III
229
Chapter I An Application
230
Chapter II A Perplexity
243
Chapter III An Admonition
251
Chapter IV An Evasion
265
Chapter V An Adventure
271
Chapter VI A Man of Genius
283
Chapter VII An Expedient
299
Chapter VIII A Remonstrance
304
Chapter IX A Victory
312
BOOK IV
324
Chapter I A Complaint
325
Chapter II A Sympathy
330
Chapter III A Conflict
336
Chapter IV An Expectation
343
Chapter V An Agitation
349
Chapter VI A Man of the Ton
363
Chapter VII A Reproof
389
Chapter VIII A Mistake
398
Chapter IX An Explanation
403
Chapter X A Murmuring
412
BOOK V
421
Chapter I A Rout
422
Chapter II A Broad Hint
444
Chapter III An Accommodation
451
Chapter IV A Detection
457
Chapter V A Sarcasm
464
Chapter VI A Surmise
472
Chapter VII A Bold Stroke
477
Chapter VIII A Misers Mansion
488
Chapter IX A Declaration
493
Chapter X A Gamesters Conscience
500
Chapter XI A Persecution
509
Chapter XII A Man of Business
523
Chapter XIII A Solution
556
Chapter VIII A Conference
649
Chapter IX An Attack
659
Chapter X A Retreat
675
Chapter XI A Worry
682
BOOK VII
692
Chapter I A Renovation
693
Chapter II A Visit
704
Chapter III An Incident
714
Chapter IV A Proposition
722
Chapter V A Letter
732
Chapter VI A Discussion
742
Chapter VII A Retrospection
753
Chapter VIII An Embarrassment
766
Chapter IX A Torment
772
BOOK VIII
799
Chapter I An Interruption
800
Chapter II An Event
816
Chapter III A Consternation
829
Chapter IV A Perturbation
842
Chapter V A Cottage
857
Chapter VI A Contest
873
Chapter VII A Message
895
Chapter VII A Parting
906
Chapter VIII A Tale
914
Chapter IX A Shock
929
BOOK IX
934
Chapter I A Cogitation
935
Chapter II A Surprize
943
Chapter III A Confabulation
956
Chapter IV A Wrangling
968
Chapter V A Suspicion
994
Chapter VI A Disturbance
1007
Chapter VII A Calm
1029
Chapter VIII An Alarm
1039
Chapter IX A Suspense
1057
Chapter X A Relation
1066
Chapter XI An Enterprise
1077
BOOK X
1086
Chapter I A Discovery
1087
Chapter II An Interview
1094
Chapter III A Summons
1112
Chapter IV A Deliberation
1120
Chapter V A Decision
1130
Chapter VI A Prating
1142
Chapter VII A Pursuit
1161
Chapter VII An Encounter
1173
Chapter IX A Tribute
1185
Chapter X A Termination
1196
Endnotes
1226
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Frances ("Fanny") Burney 1752 - 1840 Frances Burney also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame d'Arblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. She was born on June 13, 1752 and wrote four novels (Evelina, Cecilia, Camilla and The Wanderer). Her first novel was written anonymously in 1778, without her father¿s knowledge or permission. After it became a literary success, she admitted to her father that she was the author. Her novels were read by many, including Jane Austen whose title Pride and Prejudice was formed from reading the last pages of Burney's novel, Cecilia. Burney is more well known for her journals. She kept a diary for 72 years. In these diaries she recounts a first-hand look at English society in the 18th Century. In 1810 when she suffered from breast pain, it was believed that she had breast cancer; she elected to have a mastectomy performed. This procedure is retold in her journals, and as there was no anesthesia at the time and she was conscious throughout, the entries for this mastectomy are very compelling. In 1793 Burney married General Alexandre d'Arblay, a French general to Lafayette. They had one child, Alexander. In her later years, Burney lived in Bath, England. She is buried there in Walcot Cemetery with her husband and son. Burney died on January 6, 1840 at 87 years of age.

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