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PITHY QUOTE FROM Burney: Complete Plays

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So you have been a dunce from your youth upwards, have you?

The Complete Plays of Frances Burney. The Woman-Hater, Act IV, Scene xvii

The Complete Plays of Frances Burney. Electronic Edition. book cover

The Complete Plays of Frances Burney. Electronic Edition.

ISBN: 978-1-57085-600-6

Language: English

MARC Records



Detail: Frances D’Arblay.
Oil on canvas, by Edward Francesco Burney.
By permission, National Portrait Gallery, London

List of Contents

This is the first ever edition of the complete plays of Frances Burney (1752-1840) and is taken from the original manuscripts of her work. The edition includes a substantial general introduction, headnotes to each play, explanatory notes and variant readings. This edition reveals Burney in a hitherto little-known role as a comic and tragic dramatist, and provides many new insights into her overall achievement.


Burney, Fanny. The Complete Plays of Frances Burney. Edited by Peter Sabor; associate editor Stewart J. Cooke. 2 vols. London: Pickering & Chatto, 1995.

  • Vol. 1: Comedies: The Witlings (1778-80); Love and Fashion (1798-99); A Busy Day (1800-2); The Woman-Hater (1800-2)
  • Vol. 2: Tragedies: Edwy and Elgiva (1788-95); Hubert de Vere (1790-97); The Siege of Pevensey (1790-91); Elberta (1791-1814); The Triumphant Toadeater (1798)

Notes

Peter Sabor is professor of English at McGill University.

Stewart Cooke is professor of English at Dawson College.



. . . the publishing event of 1995 in drama is Peter Sabor’s splendid edition of The Complete Plays of Frances Burney.

—James Thompson
Studies in English Literature




Another notable publishing event is the recent first ever edition of the complete plays of Frances Burney. A full picture of Burney as a writer is thus made possible for the first time, and given that interest in her is growing, their publication will be widely welcomed.

—Peter Barry
English