A Known Scribbler: Frances Burney on Literary Life
Frances Burney's journals and letters, composed between 1768 and 1839, contain a unique account of the creative, social, and commercial ambitions and achievements of an eighteenth-century woman writer. Focusing on Burney's literary life, this selection from her journals and correspondence combines Burney's own accounts of the creation of her popular novels, her aspirations...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published September 19th 2002 by Broadview Press
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Editing is everything in a work like this, and Justine Crump,the editor of A Known Scribbler: Frances Burney on Literary Life, proves herself capable. The juxtaposition of book reviews, journal entries and correspondence to and from Frances Burney give readers a balanced perspective on the highlights of the 18th century author's life. It serves as a telling glimpse into what it was like for a woman to publish writing in the 18th century, politics of publishing, and expectations of the 18th centu...more
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.More about Fanny Burney...