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The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney: Volume VI: 1790-91

The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney: Volume VI: 1790-91 (Hardback)

Edited by Johnson, Nancy E.

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The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney, 1790-91, is the sixth and final volume of Frances Burney's court journals and letters published by Oxford University Press. The journals and letters in this volume record Frances Burney's final eighteen months as Keeper of the Rob...es in Queen Charlotte's court. Burney had arrived at court in July of 1786, a reluctant but devoted royal servant. She tried to adjust to the isolation and confinement of court, but by 1790 Burney was increasingly distraught and her health was in rapid decline. She suffered a romantic disappointment when the Queen's Vice-Chamberlain, Col. Stephen Digby, who had befriended her, married a maid of honour, Charlotte Gunning. She was also discouraged when her attempts to secure a headmastership at Charterhouse for her brother Charles, and a ship for her brother James, both failed. She was in a state of extended nervous exhaustion. Still, despite her debilitations, Burney continued to provide accounts of the Warren Hastings trial, made note of rumours about war with Spain, and occasionally made reference to the turmoil in France. She met James Boswell, encountered her estranged friend Hester Piozzi, and corresponded with Horace Walpole over the will of her servant Columb. She worked on her historical tragedies, Edwy and Elgiva, Herbert De Vere, The Siege of Pevensey, and Elberta, and she conceived her next novel, Camilla. Yet Burney was determined to leave court. After securing the approval of her father, she presented a letter of resignation to the queen in December, although it was not until early July of 1791 that she departed Windsor and returned to her life as an author.
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ISBN 9780199262526
Released AU 4 Jun 2019
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Series Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney 1786 - 1791
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780199262526
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 4 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Johnson, Nancy E.
Series Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney 1786 - 1791
Category Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Biography & Autobiography: Royalty
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 217mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code 823.6
Weight 590g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Novelists, English - Correspondence - 18th century, Novelists, English - Diaries - 18th century, Great Britain - Court and courtiers - History - 18th century, Great Britain - History - George III, 1760-1820, Great Britain - Social life and customs - 18th century
NBS Text Autobiography: Literary
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education