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A Degree of Prudery: A Biography of Fanny Burney

by Hahn, Emily

First Edition

Price: $12.00
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  • Seller Inventory #: 14607
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.
  • Place: Garden City NY
  • Date published: 1950
  • Keywords: British Literature, British Writers, Women Novelists

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc.. Very Good+ in Very Good dj. 1950. First Edition. Hardcover. [good solid copy, light shelfwear, faint age-toning to page edges; jacket shows some wear at edges, minor tears/wrinkling along top edge, soiling/scuffing to rear panel]. (B&W plates) "A lively picture of a prim lady, and an entertaining view of 18th century literary London." Burney (1752-1840) was a self-educated novelist, diarist and playwright who is regarded today as literary precursor to the likes of Jane Austen. "Miss Hahn writes of her heroine affectionately but with characteristic satirical enjoyment of the fluttering femininities and masculine struttings of the period; and she depicts sharply the real genius of Fanny as well as the fashionable figures who frequented the hospitable Burney house on Poland Street -- Samuel Johnson, Mrs. Thrale, David Garrick, Sheridan, and others." .