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FANNY BURNEY AND HER WORLD (PART 1) with John Wiltshire

Tuesday 18 Aug 2009, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Frances or ‘Fanny’ Burney lived from 1752-1840. 

In 1778, she published her best-selling novel Evelina.  Shortly afterwards she was persuaded to take up a place at court where she led five years of frustration and torture.  Escaping the court she fell in love with and boldly married the penniless Count d’Arblay.  She wrote Camilla to finance the house they built together. 

Jane Austen was one of the subscribers to this novel.

John Wiltshire was a Professor at La Trobe University until his retirement in 2007.  He is the author of several books about Jane Austen, and has edited Mansfield Park for the authoritative Cambridge edition.  His most recent book is The Cinematic Jane Austen (2009).

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