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Fanny Burney: paving the way for Jane Austen and the Brontes

October 31, 2018 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, history, Women writers and journalists, writers.

Before there was Jane Austen, before there was George Eliot, before there were Charlotte and Emily Bronte — before even women were supposed to be able to write in this new developing form called a novel — there was Fanny Burney (1752-1840). Burney, daughter of Dr. Charles Burney, a well-known scholar and music teacher of the second half • Read More »

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