Fanny Burney


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Frances Burney (13 June 1752 – 6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and, after her marriage, as Madame d’Arblay, was an English novelist, diarist and playwright. She was born in Lynn Regis, now King’s Lynn, England, on 13 June 1752, to musical historian Dr Charles Burney (1726–1814) and Mrs Esther Sleepe Burney (1725–62). The third of six children, she was self-educated and began writing ... more »

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  • ''Travelling is the ruin of all happiness! There's no looking at a building here after seeing Italy.''
    Fanny Burney (1752-1840), British author. Mr. Meadows, in Cecilia, bk. 4, ch. 2 (1782).
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