9780192839091

Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress

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    9780192839091

  • ISBN10:

    0192839098

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-07-22
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

Cecilia is an heiress, but she can only keep her fortune if her husband will consent to take her surname. Fanny Burney's unusual love story and deft social satire was much admired on its first publication in 1782 for its subtle interweaving of comedy, humanity, and social analysis.Controversial in its time, this eighteenth-century novel seems entirely fresh in relation to late twentieth-century concerns.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements x
Introduction xi
Note on the Text xl
Select Bibliography xlii
A Chronology of Frances Burney xlv
CECILIA, OR MEMOIRS OF AN HEIRESS
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3(2)
VOLUME I
Book I
A Journey
5(5)
An Argument
10(10)
An Arrival
20(7)
A Sketch of High Life
27(8)
An Assembly
35(11)
A Breakfast
46(6)
A Project
52(8)
An Opera Rehearsal
60(10)
A Supplication
70(9)
A Provocation
79(5)
A Narration
84(9)
Book II
A Man of Wealth
93(4)
A Man of Family
97(6)
A Masquerade
103(25)
An Affray
128(14)
A Fashionable Friend
142(9)
A Family Party
151(9)
An Examination
160(7)
A Tete a Tete
167(6)
VOLUME II
Book III
An Application
173(9)
A Perplexity
182(6)
An Admonition
188(11)
An Evasion
199(4)
An Adventure
203(9)
A Man of Genius
212(13)
An Expedient
225(4)
A Remonstrance
229(6)
A Victory
235(10)
Book IV
A Complaint
245(4)
A Sympathy
249(4)
A Conflict
253(6)
An Expectation
259(4)
An Agitation
263(11)
A Man of the Ton
274(20)
A Reproof
294(8)
A Mistake
302(4)
An Explanation
306(7)
A Murmuring
313(8)
VOLUME III
Book V
A Rout
321(17)
A Broad Hint
338(6)
An Accommodation
344(4)
A Detection
348(5)
A Sarcasm
353(6)
A Surmise
359(4)
A Bold Stroke
363(8)
A Miser's Mansion
371(4)
A Declaration
375(5)
A Gamester's Conscience
380(7)
A Persecution
387(11)
A Man of Business
398(25)
A Solution
423(17)
Book VI
A Debate
440(11)
A Railing
451(6)
An Antique Mansion
457(6)
A Rattle
463(8)
A Storm
471(7)
A Mystery
478(10)
An Anecdote
488(7)
A Conference
495(8)
An Attack
503(12)
A Retreat
515(6)
A Worry
521(8)
VOLUME IV
Book VII
A Renovation
529(9)
A Visit
538(7)
An Incident
545(7)
A Proposition
552(8)
A Letter
560(7)
A Discussion
567(8)
A Retrospection
575(11)
An Embarrassment
586(4)
A Torment
590(21)
Book VIII
An Interruption
611(12)
An Event
623(10)
A Consternation
633(10)
A Perturbation
643(12)
A Cottage
655(13)
A Contest
668(17)
A Message
685(8)
A Parting
693(6)
A Tale
699(12)
A Shock
711(4)
VOLUME V
Book IX
A Cogitation
715(6)
A Surprize
721(10)
A Confabulation
731(10)
A Wrangling
741(20)
A Suspicion
761(10)
A Disturbance
771(18)
A Calm
789(7)
An Alarm
796(14)
A Suspense
810(7)
A Relation
817(8)
An Enterprise
825(8)
Book X
A Discovery
833(5)
An Interview
838(14)
A Summons
852(6)
A Deliberation
858(8)
A Decision
866(10)
A Prating
876(15)
A Pursuit
891(9)
An Encounter
900(9)
A Tribute
909(8)
A Termination
917(26)
Appendix I: Burney's Draft Introduction to Cecilia 943(4)
Appendix II: Glossary of French Terms 947(1)
Appendix III: London 948(3)
Appendix IV: Finance 951(2)
Appendix V: Fashionable Amusements 953(4)
Explanatory Notes 957

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