First published in , Camilla deals with the matrimonial concerns of a group of young people-Camilla Tyrold and her sisters, the daughters of a country. Camilla: Or, A Picture of Youth by Fanny Burney () London: Payne, .. Sir Hugh could keep nothing secret; Camilla was soon informed of the riches. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 16 by Fanny Burney. Camilla; or, A Picture of Youth by Fanny Burney. No cover available. Download.

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Sir Hugh Tyrold was a baronet, who resided upon the hereditary estate of the family in Yorkshire. This sentimental novelwhich has notions bruney sensibility and early romanticismsatirizes the society in which it is set and is a significant precursor to the work of Jane Austen and Maria Edgeworthwhose novels explore many of the same issues.

And I found I really cared about the characters, even some I thought I didn’t like. Other reviewers are right about some of their comments but one thing I did not see anyone mention is the tone of the book; the romantic suspense.

Sir Hugh, all aghast, hurried out of the booth, but could scarce support himself from emotion; and, while he leaned upon his stick, ejaculating, ‘Lord help us! He grew weary, however, first; and stretching himself his full length, with a prodigious yawn, ‘Heigh ho! At first Camilla and Edgar are so perfect that they were boring to read about but once they became fleshed out with a few faults they were more interesting.

She is very beautiful and her sweetness of manners are captivating, which makes Camilla enraptured with her. It appears that all doubts have been resolved between Lord Orville and Evelina, especially when Mrs Selwyn informs her that she overheard Lord Orville arguing with Sir Clement about the latter’s inappropriate attentions to Evelina.

However there are some adult themes dealing with the attitudes toward women and sex in the late 18th century. Jane Austen referred to it, among other novels, in her novel Northanger Abbey: Heaven knows I’m fine with some good old moralizing in these kinds of texts, but, there was a lot of it.


Lord Orville, a handsome and extremely eligible peer and pattern-card of modest, becoming behaviour; and Sir Clement Willoughby, a baronet with duplicitous intentions. Eugenia is Camilla’s fifteen-year-old sister. But, as the extremest distaste of all literature now succeeded those sanguine views which had lately made it his exclusive object, the first words he spoke upon her arrival were, to inform her she must learn no Latin; and the first step which followed her welcome, was a solemn charge to Dr.

Summary by Stav Nisser. Marchmont – I hated this Doctor. But, notwithstanding he implicitly gave her credit for possessing whatever she assumed, he found her of a temper so unpleasant, and so irritable to offence, that he made it a rule never to differ from her.

Tyrold, extremely gratified by this unexpected renewal of fraternal intercourse, wrote the warmest thanks to his brother, and executed the commission with the utmost alacrity.

Sir Sedley Clarendel, who seems a most lethargic and unpromising young chap at the start, turns out a wonderfully complex character. Her former connections and acquaintance in high life still continued to be the stationary pride of her heart, the constant theme of her discourse, and the perpetual allusion of some lamentation and regret.

Preview — Camilla by Fanny Burney. A delightfully long tear-jerker novel. REPOSE is not more welcome to the worn and to the aged, to the sick and to the unhappy, than danger, difficulty, and toil to the young and adventurous.

A good-hearted old man and very close friend of Sir Hugh Tyrold. If you have enjoyed Evelina and Cecilia and are hungering for more Burney, Camilla will satisfy you.

The next morning, while still in this alarming state, the unfortunate little innocent exhibited undoubted symptoms of the small pox. Camilla focuses on the story of the Tyrold family. And so, if you please, I’d rather you’d take Lionel home again.

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And will her sisters and cousin be happy? However because of an unlucky accident, Sir Hugh becomes the partial cause of Camilla’s sister, Eugenia, contracting smallpox. Margland, Indiana’s governess, she being rather the most particular in point of pleasing amongst them. He then walked up to the child, intending to kiss her, but stopt and sighed involuntarily as he looked at her, saying: Edgar, with bureny surprise, answered, he should be happy to take whatever care was in his power of all the ladies; ‘but,’ added he, ‘for my own particular charge to-night, I have engaged Miss Camilla.


Both are obviously flawed too. He is uneducated but very good natured and sweet tempered, with good morals and an excellent heart. I enjoyed this to some degree just because I’m a friend to 19th century literature in general.

I am not enjoying this book as much as I enjoyed The Female Quixote, which was really, really funny, but I’m trying to keep an open mind. Tyrold, to whose guardianship he had been consigned almost from his infancy, and who superintended the care of his education with as much zeal, though not as much oeconomy, as that of his own son.

This is because it is much closer in time to Jane Austen’s novels. Unlike her previous novels, Evelina and CeciliaCamilla’s titular character is far from perfect in both beauty and intelligence.

Camilla; or, A Picture of Youth by Fanny Burney

Orkborne, that Sir Hugh, letting his mind now rest from all other schemes, became fully and happily occupied by the prosecution of his last suggestion.

Tyrold’s, all assembled at Cleves upon this important occasion, at eight o’clock in the morning, to breakfast. But I give you my thanks for all your little playful gambols, having nothing better now to offer you; which is but a poor return from an uncle to a niece!