Frances Burney (1752-1840)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the eighteenth-century novelist, journalist, letter-writer, and aspiring playwright, Frances Burney, with links to reliable biographical and introductory material and signed, peer-reviewed, and scholarly literary criticism

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Literary Criticism

Darby, Barbara. "Selected Bibliography: Frances Burney, 1999." The bibliography lists editions, biographies, and literary criticism covering Frances Burney's novels, journals, and drama. c18 Bibliographies On-Line, ed. Jack Lynch.

Doody, Margaret. "Two reviews." Fanny Burney, by Judy Simons and The Novels and Journals of Fanny Burney, by D. D. Devlin. Doody remarks parenthetically: "the title irritates; let us hear of 'Frances Burney' and stop using her little nickname." Eighteenth-Century Studies, 21 (Spring 1988) [first page only, jstor].

Hemlow, Joyce. Important early work of Frances Burney criticism: The History of Fanny Burney (Oxford 1958), full-text at Questia [subscription service]. First page of a review of The History of Fanny Burney, in Modern Language Quarterly 19 (1958). Joyce Hemlow's obituary discusses her life's work on Burney, in The Telegraph, 21 Nov. 2001.

Moody, Ellen. "On Reading Divergent Fanny Burney d'Arblays." Orig. in Burney Letter 8, 2 (Fall 2002).

Sabor, Peter, ed. Publisher's site for "The Cambridge Companion to Frances Burney." Also, an excerpt (the Introduction).

"A singular woman in singular times: Claire Tomalin praises a life of the novelist and diarist Fanny Burney." The Telegraph, 27 June 1998.

Web Sites

"The Burney Centre" at McGill University. An outstanding reference and resource, provides information about the Burney Centre holdings, projects, and other publications, conferences and events, the Burney Fellowship, and the Burney Society. Also available are Burney biographies, online texts, and links to other important research centers.

"The Wanderer; or Female Difficulties." Advertisements, publishing papers, anecdotal records, period reviews, and libraries for The Wanderer (1814). British Fiction, 1800-1829: A Database of Production, Circulation & Reception, ed. Peter Garside.

Text for The Whitlings, the play that Frances Burney revised to become Cecilia. Pseudopodium/repress, ed. Ray Davis.

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