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By Fanny Burney

Volume V of The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney covers a interval of important earnings and losses for the younger author. Professionally, Burney consolidated her popularity as England's best novelist with the book of Cecilia. via a mutual friendship she won an appointment as Keeper of the gowns to Queen Charlotte, a place that supplied either monetary safeguard and an insider's view to lifestyles at courtroom. Burney's specialist good fortune in the course of those years used to be balanced by way of numerous own setbacks. disadvantaged of the companionship of her favorite sister following her sister's marriage, she additionally misplaced the friendship of Hester Lynch Thrale who grew more and more far away in the course of her romantic attachment to Gabriel Piozzi (whom she married in 1784). The loss of life of her pricey good friend and mentor Samuel Crisp factors Burney deep unhappiness, and her emotional turmoil is additional exacerbated by means of her creation to George Owen Cambridge, a tender clergyman to whom she is obviously attracted yet who refuses to both claim himself to her, or go away her in peace. all through those trials and triumphs, Burney - an artist with an acute feel of the complexities and vagaries of human nature - by no means ceases to mend her lens at the models and follies of English society as they emerge within the manners of her time.

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