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  • As Gillen Wood argues, for example, Francis Burney's representation of the experience of listening to a castrato at the opera in Evelina and Cecilia is conspicuously disembodied — any and all description of the castrato's corporeality is absent, being transposed into the sound of his sublime voice.

    Sounds Romantic: The Castrato and English Poetics Around 1800

  • At last, with a deep sigh, "I see," said he, "I see but too plainly, that though Evelina is returned, – I have lost my child!"

    Evelina: or, The History of a Young Lady's Entrance Into the World

  • Intelligence and education among the rank and file of the confederate Army -- "Evelina" -- two ladies visit camp -- Gen. Albert Sidney Johnson -- Religious services in camp.

    A soldier's recollections : leaves from the diary of a young Confederate : with an oration on the motives and aims of the soldiers of the South,

  • I couldn't for my life remember who wrote "Evelina" -- which was awkward; and it hasn't come back to me yet.

    Set in Silver

  • Her aunt, Fanny Burney, was made of sterner stuff, making quite a reputation with an anonymous novel titled Evelina.

    American Connections

  • If the Romantic cult of the great composer or musician turned audiences into idolaters worshipers at a newfound shrine, the concert hall then Fanny Burney's novel "Evelina" (1778) offers a wise rejoinder when it refers to the Pantheon in London as being more like a chapel than a place of diversion.

    Romancing the Self

  • This isn't to say that "Evelina," the novel, is bland; Burney had a sharp satirical eye for 18th-century society.

    In the Time of Jane Austen

  • To answer this question, I read Frances Burney's most popular and critically acclaimed novel, "Evelina," which was published in 1778.

    In the Time of Jane Austen

  • I wish, with all my heart, I could take you back to that "Once upon a time" in which the souls of our grandmothers delighted, -- the time which Dr. Johnson sat up all night to read about in "Evelina," -- the time when all the celestial virtues, all the earthly graces were revealed in a condensed state to man through the blue eyes and sumptuous linens of some Belinda Portman or Lord Mortimer.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 50, December, 1861

  • Hanska, he had inserted her name in one of his books, calling the young girl loved by M. Benassis "Evelina" (Le M.decin de Campagne).

    Women in the Life of Balzac

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