Fanny Burney

Also known as Frances Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame d’Arblay. Frances Burney was a novelist, diarist and playwright. In total, she wrote four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters.

Books

Quotes

Elena Radovskayahas quoted2 years ago
His son seems weaker in his understanding, and more gay in his temper; but his gaiety is that of a foolish, overgrown school-boy, whose mirth consists in noise and disturbance.
Søren Ekstrandhas quoted2 years ago
The extensive plan of your critical observations,-which, not confined to works of utility or ingenuity, is equally open to those of frivolous amusement,-and, yet worse than frivolous, dullness,-encourages me to seek for your protection, since,-perhaps for my sins!-it intitles me to your annotations
Søren Ekstrandhas quoted2 years ago
Your engagements are not to the supplicating authors; but to the candid public, which will not fail to crave

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