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Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress - Fanny Burney, Margaret Anne Doody, Peter Sabor
Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192817426 (0192817426)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition language: English
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My first thoughts upon completing Cecilia were centered on the fact of its thematic relevancy for a modern audience. It’s a story that could easily play out today on the screen: A young girl gains an inheritance and is thrust into high society with little to no guidance but her own innocent good hea...
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0.0 Cecilia
Yes, paperback?
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3.0 Cecilia
This is (well, was) Jane Austen's favorite novel -- she named "Pride and Prejudice" after a quote from it. Reading it is giving me such a sense of Austen's brilliance. Her writing is realistic fiction compared to this! An entertaining read, but *way* too many characters and too many of them are men ...
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4.0 Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress (Oxford World's Classics)
Though her parents and the uncle who raised her have died, life should be almost perfect for open-hearted Cecilia. She has inherited enough money to be independent and to live the life that is her ideal, righting wrongs and helping the less privileged. Unfortunately, anything in this long book tha...
wealhtheow rated it
Cecilia Beverly is a young orphan whose relatives left her with a large fortune, three quarelling trustees, and a mind of unsurpassed delicacy and gentility. The first volume is set during the tumultuous time Cecilia spent with one trustee, who "borrows" huge sums of money from her and eventually k...
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