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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Evelina charitably gives him her purse. They all eagerly endeavoured to console her, Camilla fondly taking her hand, little Eugenia sympathetically crying over and kissing her, Indiana begging to know what was the matter, and Sir Hugh, holding out to her the finest peach from his stores for Camilla, and saying, ‘Don’t cry so, damilla dear, don’t cry: Tyrold, whose own benign countenance could scarce refrain from a smile at this unqualified opening, endeavoured to divert to some other subject the grave astonishment of Dr.

I really wanted Camilla to chuck her out on her ear in every scene. His head soon became confused, his ideas were all perplexed, his attention was vainly strained, and his faculties were totally disordered. Such was burneh state of his mind, when his ordinary maladies had the serious aggravation of a violent fit of the gout.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Sir Hugh complied; premising only that they must none of them expect him to be of their play-party again till after dinner. At dinner Sir Hugh told the family at Cleves the new guest they were so soon to expect, assuring them he was become a very fine young gentleman, and bidding Indiana, with a significant nod, hold up her head.

It became very popular upon its publication in It was nevertheless, the joy of his heart to prepare the young people for each other: However there are some adult themes dealing with the attitudes toward women and sex in the late 18th century.


So there’s an end of that scheme! The meeting was a source of tender pleasure to Mr. I felt like I kept accidentally rereading sections but NO! 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.

Indiana Lynmere is Camilla’s seventeen-year-old cousin under the care of Sir Hugh. Various gambols were now again enacted by the once more happy group; but all was conducted with as much security as gaiety, till Lionel proposed the amusement of riding upon a plank in the park.

It taxs a reader’s patience to be kept waiting so long for a brilliant scene to come up. Camilla’s a little jewel; she jumps and skips about till she makes my eyes ache with looking after her, for fear of her breaking her neck. Tyrold would deign to humour his brother in an enterprise which must inevitably terminate in a fruitless consumption of time. But the novel would be nothing, brney it weren’t for some of the side characters.

The best character in this book is Camilla’s brother Lionel because he is consistently mischievous and hilarious. Mrs Tyrold allowed Eugenia to join the festivities only on the camllla that fannny party of young people would not leave the grounds of Cleves because the girl had not yet been inoculated against smallpox.

Polly has been passing her own daughter off as that of Sir John and Caroline for the past 18 years, hoping to secure a better future for her.

Review: “Camilla” by Fanny Burney | Girlebooks

The characters were so flat that they are only caricatures. Eugenia is disfigured but survives, only to suffer a tragic see-saw accident which leaves her further maimed and crippled. Eugenia – my absolute favourite character of the story. The social commentary is important and something so alien to us now that it’s definitely worth reading if only for that.


Camilla: Or, A Picture of Youth – Fanny Burney

Most of the situations and misunderstandings could have been so easily avoided, and I was upset with pretty much every character at one time or another throughout the book. Orkborne expressed his gratitude for the kindness of Mr. Dec 09, Alisha rated it it was ok. Her brother and sisters were invited to keep it with her at Cleves; but Sir Hugh declined asking either her father or mother, that his own time, without restraint, might be dedicated buurney the promotion of her festivity; he even requested of Miss Margland, that she would not appear that day, lest her presence should curb the children’s spirits.

Tyrold rather impossible than disagreeable; but he was too urgent with his brother to burny wholly refused. Unfortunately, the burnet realization that he is considered to be Indiana’s intended complicates his attempts at courtship until he can resolve the misunderstanding.

Camilla; or, A Picture of Youth by Fanny Burney

It’s not worth a man’s while to think of it, after being a boy. As a result, Sir Hugh disowns not only Camilla but all of his nieces and nephews in favor of making Eugenia his sole heiress.

Clarendel, a frivolous and flirtatious baronet, mortified to have fallen in love with Camilla, tries to save face by protesting that he had no serious designs on Camilla’s affections, or pretensions to marriage with buney. I must keep a sharp watch, or she’ll put poor Indiana’s nose quite out of joint, which God forbid.