Frances Burney, Evelina

Hope everyone had a good break.

This week for Evelina I’d like each of you to prepare for class a passage and a question that shows, in one way or another, the characteristic differences between Burney and Richardson, even though both write epistolary, sentimental fiction centered around a heroine’s plight. So in terms of characterization, plot, setting, dialogue, etc., how and why do they differ, and what do those differences reveal about their purposes as writers?

Each of you will be swapping and answering each others’ questions in class (not your own).

See you tomorrow,


Author: Dave Mazella

I am an Associate Professor of English at the University of Houston, Department of English, specializing in 18th-century British literature.

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