by Frances Burney

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An early example of the novel of manners, Camilla follows the marriage fortunes of the Tyrold sisters--Camilla, Lavinia and Eugenia--and their cousin Indiana. At a time when manners have not only a social significance, but are thought to also indicate moral character, misunderstandings and the ill-informed judgments of others pose serious obstacles to the future happiness of these young women.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443437714
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 586
Sales rank: 1,004,549
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Frances Burney (Fanny Burney) was a British novelist who wrote four novels, eight plays, and one biography in her lifetime, and left behind 20 volumes of journals and letters after her death. Self-educated, Burney began writing at the age of 10, and published her first novel, Evelina, anonymously in 1778. Burney followed Evelina's success with Cecilia, Camilla, and The Wanderer, all of which explored the lives of English aristocrats and the role of women in society. Burney’s novels were enormously popular during her lifetime, inspiring both Jane Austen and William Makepeace Thackeray, and her journals are recognized for their uncommonly accurate and candid portrayal of 18th-century England. Burney died in Bath, England, in 1840.

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Camilla 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Renz0808 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story follows two sisters, Eugenia and Camilla, and their cousin, Indiana, in the months preceding their marriages. I have been meaning to read this book for a long time, I wanted to read some of the books that influced my favorite writers such as Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. Fanny Burney's name is always mentioned so I picked up Camilla at a used bookstore and decided to give it a try. It is a very long book and at times can be so frustrating because you just want the characters to get on with it and be over. The misunderstandings, are endless and Burney has an excellent ability to allow her readers to feel all of the emotions of her characters. There were points of the books where I was laughing out loud and other points where I was crying my eyes out. I have to say that I haven't read a book like this in a long time that had the ability to totally affect my emotions and make me think about it long after it was finished. I can truly understand why so many authors have been influenced by Fanny Burney her writing is witty, funny, light and dark and I look forward to adding her other two books in my large to be read pile.
DeeDee10 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book even though it is really long and didn't really need to be, but the other got her point across. I laughed and snorted so much when I read this book. I can truly say that it was a early soap opera. I love the characters and how they all fit together. If you like early English novels, then you will like this one.
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Charlotte_2010 More than 1 year ago
Camilla is heart-warming, thrilling, and absolutely wonderful. The characters are humorous but plausible, and Burney's satire adds spice to the book. The plot carries the reader along at an alarming pace, so do not be surprised if you stay up all night to finish it! I would highly recommend this novel.