Goodreads Monday is now hosted by Budget Tales Book Club. All you have to do is show off a book from your TBR that you’re looking forward to reading.
I hope everyone has had a good start to the week. I have had a very bizarre day which to be honest you couldn’t even make up. I run a choir club at a primary school and today half way through, a random lady turned up with a sheep on a lead. I still have no idea who she was or why she had a sheep but as you can imagine the children lost all interest in singing when a sheep turned up.
Anyway, enough about my odd day. The book I have chosen today is a new author for me.
Frances Burney’s first and most enduringly popular novel is a vivid, satirical, and seductive account of the pleasures and dangers of fashionable life in late eighteenth-century London.
As she describes her heroine’s entry into society, womanhood and, inevitably, love, Burney exposes the vulnerability of female innocence in an image-conscious and often cruel world where social snobbery and sexual aggression are played out in the public arenas of pleasure-gardens, theatre visits, and balls. But Evelina’s innocence also makes her a shrewd commentator on the excesses and absurdities of manners and social ambitions—as well as attracting the attention of the eminently eligible Lord Orville.
Evelina, comic and shrewd, is at once a guide to fashionable London, a satirical attack on the new consumerism, an investigation of women’s position in the late eighteenth century, and a love story.
I’m really looking forward to reading this. I just hope I get to read it sooner rather than later.
Please drop me a comment if you have taken part in Goodreads Monday and I will head over for a visit.