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Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d’Arblay) (1752–1840)

Burney, Frances (Madame d’Arblay). An English novelist, daughter of Charles Burney; born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, June 13, 1752; died in Bath, Jan. 6, 1840. After she had published ‘Evelina, or a Young Lady’s Entrance into the World’ (1778), she became the favorite of the literary men of the day, especially Dr. Johnson. Her second novel ‘Cecilia’ (1782), was no less admired. In 1786 she was made Second Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte; and in 1793 she was married to M. d’Arblay, a French army officer. Her other books are: ‘Camilla’ (1795); and ‘The Wanderer, or Female Difficulties’ (1814). Her ‘Diary and Letters,’ edited by her niece (7 vols., 1842–46), are affected, but entertaining. She also wrote memoirs of her father (1832). ‘Evelina’ and ‘Cecilia’ were published with introductions by Annie R. Ellis (London, 1881–82). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).