Evelina - Frances Burney

Evelina - Fanny Burney

Re-read Frances Burney's proto-Austenian social comedy Evelina. Forgot how irritatingly naïve Evelina is, but felt more well-disposed to her inevitable happy ending, though the last hundred pages definitely drop into silliness. Bonus points for the Penguin English Library paperback's tastefully pretty cover.