Frances Burney

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Birthday
13, 1752
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 6, 1840 (87)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
13, 1752
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 6, 1840 (87)

About

An English author recognized for her lengthy historical novels and memoirs, she also contributed to the fields of drama and poetry. Her best-known works include Evelina (1778), Camilla (1796), and The Wanderer (1814).

Before Fame

She began writing at the young age of ten. She published her first novel, Evelina, in 1778.

Trivia

Several of her works were written in letter or journal/diary format.

Family Life

She married the French exile, General Alexandre D'Arblay. Together, they had one child.

Associated With

Her works inspired the novels of Jane Austen; in fact, the title of Austen's most famous book, Pride and Prejudice, was derived from a line in one of Burney's novels.