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By Fanny Burney

Volume V of The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney covers a interval of vital profits and losses for the younger author. Professionally, Burney consolidated her acceptance as England's prime novelist with the booklet of Cecilia. via a mutual friendship she won an appointment as Keeper of the gowns to Queen Charlotte, a place that supplied either monetary defense and an insider's view to lifestyles at courtroom. Burney's specialist luck in the course of those years was once balanced by way of numerous own setbacks. disadvantaged of the companionship of her favorite sister following her sister's marriage, she additionally misplaced the friendship of Hester Lynch Thrale who grew more and more far-off in the course of her romantic attachment to Gabriel Piozzi (whom she married in 1784). The dying of her pricey buddy and mentor Samuel Crisp reasons Burney deep disappointment, and her emotional turmoil is extra exacerbated via her creation to George Owen Cambridge, a tender clergyman to whom she is obviously attracted yet who refuses to both claim himself to her, or go away her in peace. all through those trials and triumphs, Burney - an artist with an acute experience of the complexities and vagaries of human nature - by no means ceases to mend her lens at the models and follies of English society as they emerge within the manners of her time.

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