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Camilla: Or, A Picture of Youth by Fanny Burney () London: Payne, .. Sir Hugh could keep nothing secret; Camilla was soon informed of the riches. First published in , Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people-Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the daughters of a country. Camilla [Frances Burney] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can.
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To ask other readers questions about Camillaplease sign ca,illa. Is this a clean camulla in terms of subject matter and contexto? Linda Hendrex Yes, it is “clean”, meaning there is no graphic sex or violence.
Frances Burney: the “Mother of English Fiction”
However there are some adult themes dealing with the attitudes toward women and sex …more Yes, it is “clean”, meaning there is no graphic sex or violence. However there are some adult themes dealing with the attitudes toward women and sex in the late 18th century.
Real iffy stuff, but nothing gratuitous. See 2 questions about Camilla…. Lists with This Book. Oct 31, Melindam rated it it was ok Shelves: The story would be much better if it were pages shorter. Burney might have inspired Jane Austen, but A Review upon reconsideration: Burney might have inspired Jane Austen, but Austen exceeded and outsmarted her in every way.
Where Austen’s plots are tight without any unnecessary subplots and going-ons, just for the sake of writing another pages, Burney keeps repeating events, her characters find themselves over and over in similar circumstances without adding anything new to plot or to characterisation.
Yes, I know, it was not easy for F. In her time, novel-writing in general, but especially by women, was frowned upon, while novel reading was considered a guilty pleasure. It also goes with the literary tradition of the era that camillz other than perfect goody two-shoes or repentant sinners were out of the question.
Still, I found Camilla one camillw the most frustrating ingenues who tiptoed in all her naivety and gullibility into print. Think of a singing-to-the birdies Disney-heroine and you are not far off. And all the world and their sons are in love with her. Her family, friends and admirers assume her perfect because of her being pretty and kind but without much else to prove their point.
As a result, she remains a rather one-sided character without any real progress than being understood rather than misunderstood by her love interest, Edgar at the end of the painfully long pages.
Yes, Edgar, the hero with a handsome face, noble heart and a great inheritance. But in reality he is a huge, superficial, judgmental ASS, who does not even try to give Camilla’s always misunderstood actions the benefit of the doubt, but always judges by appearances.
They do make a nice couple Camilla’sister, Eugenia is fahny far the most interesting and profound character of burneyy novel. Her personal tragedy – her early beauty deformed by an illness and being in love with a guy who’s blinded by the skin-deep beauty camill their shallow, stupid cousin, Indiana – and the courage she bears it with make her endearing. Hers was the only subplot that I followed with the most interest and sympathy.
And she may well be one of the first “Nerds” in fictionand I mean it utterly appreciatively, in case you wonder. She budney intelligent, educated, bookish. The novel still proved an interesting experience for me to know what was considered popular reading in that period, but all in all, I find the novels of Maria Edgeworth Burney’s and Austen’s contemporary more palatable, though nowhere as perfect as the JA novels.
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May 03, Lori rated it liked it. I am not enjoying this book as much as I enjoyed The Female Quixote, which was really, really funny, but I’m trying to keep an open mind. Burney, was an 18th century novelist who influenced Jane Austen, and if you read this book, you can see how. However, you can also see, if you read, that Austen was clearly the superior writer.
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Over pages, the author seems to drag out the plot more than is necessary, but once you get past the melodrama of parts of the book, it is interesting enough that yo I am not enjoying this book as much as I enjoyed The Female Quixote, which was really, really funny, but I’m trying to keep an open mind.
Over pages, the author seems to drag out the plot more than is necessary, but once you get past the melodrama of parts of the book, it is interesting enough that you will want to continue.
The heroine of fanny book is Miss Camilla Tyrold. At an early age, her uncle Sir Hugh chooses her as his favorite and abandons his preference for his other niece, Indiana.
Sir High decides that he will make Camilla his heir.
However because of an unlucky accident, Sir Hugh becomes the partial cause of Camilla’s sister, Eugenia, contracting smallpox. Because of this, and contrary to his wishes, Sir. Hugh must disinherit Indiana and leave all his wealth bhrney her disfigured sister, Eugenia. Because of the counsel of Indiana’s frivolous governess, however, Sir Hugh soon becomes convinces that Edgar Mandlebert prefers cmilla pretty niece, Indiana.
At first, Edgar admires her beauty but upon closer examination sees that Indiana is selfish and frivolous and lured by Edgar’s good advice and pleasing manners, Camilla soon is captured by his charms. Many complications and problems soon occur for Indiana, a beauty without fortune; for Camilla, who loves Edgar but isn’t sure that he loves her back; for Eugenia, who has money and good sense but is disfigured and who is in danger of being preyed upon for her wealth.
This novel also features a large array of secondary characters including the generous Sir Hugh, the absent-minded Dr.
Ockborne who tutors Eugenia in Latin but really cares for nothing as much as his books; Camilla’s rowdy brother Lionel who plays practical jokes withour regard for the danger of them and more. Despite the novels flaws, one being its excessive length, it is interesting enough to warrant a read.
Mar 22, Ginger Price rated it really liked it. Holy mama, I think that I deserve a cookie after reading this bad boy. I don’t know why this novel felt so long to me, because I really enjoyed it for the most part, but it is nearly 1, pages, so you can only have so many excursions and letters before they all start to feel the same in a way, this novel was kind of like Don Quixote; it fnny felt very much, after page or so, that we’ve been here before.
I was debating whether or not to take a break and read something else for a few days w Holy mama, I think that I deserve a cookie fnny reading this bad boy. I was debating whether or not to take a break and read something else for a few days when the narrative did take an interesting turn around pageso, like, hang in there if you get stuck. Heaven knows I’m fine with some good old moralizing in these kinds of texts, but, there was a lot of it.
Like, a lot a lot, and it didn’t even have the decency to be as funny as Austen’s moralizing. I wanted more social discourse and analysis rather than camills moralizing. As far as the narrative goes, other than being occasionally redundant as notedit’s really quite charming and engaging. I think that the characters are, for the most part, phenomenal. Eugenia is one of my very favorite fictional characters, and, at times, I kind of wished that the novel would have adopted her as the heroine as opposed to Camillz — although perhaps the length of this project would have taxed that love for Eugenia camiilla it did a little for Camilla, and that would’ve been a shame.
There are characters with whom I’d like fahny hang out, characters I’d like to slap, characters that are so weird that you can’t help but like them, and characters I’d love to bufney out in the real world. I kind of wish that I hadn’t read as much Bronte and Austen lately, because I was comparing Burney to them throughout the novel, and that’s not quite fair, but, if you’re wondering how she compares: Burney likes people more than the Brontes do, and she’s funny in her treatment of those people like Austen is though not, in my opinion, as funny.
For me, the moralizing gets a little tedious, some of the situations could have i. Oct 09, Karin rated it liked it. Camilla is a romance par extraordinaire with a great deal of insight into the lives and times of the upper class women in the late 18th century and some nearly perilous excitement at times, but a romance nevertheless, so 3 stars from me as I’m not a huge romance fan. Camilla loves Edgar, but as far as she knows he’s going to marry her cousin.
While this is the long term romance on again off again, he loves me he love me not, she loves me she loves me not of the novel with a lot of misunderstan Camilla is a romance par extraordinaire with a great deal of insight into the lives and times of the upper class women in the late 18th century and some nearly perilous excitement at times, but a romance nevertheless, so 3 stars from me as I’m not a huge romance fan.
There are some deliciously nefarious types in this novel, and I don’t mean all men, as well as some wonderful but flawed other characters.
I would say that some characters are more full developed than are others, but if you like classics and you like long romance novels, then this could be an excellent read for you. Much more danger than in Jane Austen!
Jun 03, Emilia Barnes rated it liked it Shelves: It is over fannny my edition has pages and it’s point isn’t immediately apparent. I enjoyed the beginning, which was, though slow, full of fun character moments, and it’s set in one of my favourite periods, and was therefore pleasant to read. However, the middle was very soap operatic, and it isn’t until the very end when the full point of what Burney was fxnny here became apparent.
So if the middle section w 3. So if the middle section were truncated I’d have given it a solid 4 stars. Warning, spoilers ahead The novel focuses mainly on two sisters: Camilla and Eugenia Tyrold, and, to a lesser extent on their beautiful but vain and spoilt cousin Indiana.
The list of characters is very long and I won’t go into all of them. Sufficed to say that Camilla Tyrold, the heroine of this novel, is pretty and intelligent and very kind, but young and naive.
Camilla by Fanny Burney
She is the favourite of her fanhy uncle, Sir Hugh, who decides that she will become his heiress. However, no sooner had he formed this idea, did he become responsible for Eugenia contracting small pox.
As a result of his mishandling, Eugenia becomes ill, and in the end, very disfigured. Having robbed her of her beauty, Sir Hugh determines that it is she who will become his heiress. To do justice to his feelings of guilt, he also promises her his nephew, who is on his grand tour at this time, for a husband, and then makes a tutor teach her everything about the classics, to make her learned and thus fit to be the wife of his nephew, who he imagines will be super clever after all his travels.