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The Wanderer

Fanny Burney

This is the fourth and final novel by Fanny Burney, the author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla. "Who is "Miss Ellis?" Why did she board a ship from France to England at the beginning of the French revolution? Anyway, the loss of her purse made this strange "wanderer" dependent upon the charity of some good people and, of course, bad ones. But she always comforts herself by reminding herself that it's better than "what might have been..." This is not only a mystery, not at all. It's also a romance which reminds readers of novels by Jane Austen. Published in 1814, the same year as Mansfield Park, it shares some themes with it. It is also very modern, speaking freely of independent women (like Elinor), weak male characters, and unrequited love. Yes, a love triangle is lurking behind the scenes, and, in this case, it is not clear if the happy ending is suitable. At the time when it was published, critics did not like this political novel, and said that the difficulties which "Ellis" faced while trying to support herself were clearly fictional. However, don't let this deter you. It's a wonderful and mature novel, ahead of it's time by about 100 years. Happy reading! (Summary by Stav Nisser) This project was proof listened by Elaine Webb and TriciaG.

This is the fourth and final novel by Fanny Burney, the author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla. "Who is "Miss Ellis?" Why did she board a ship from France to England at the beginning of the French revolution? Anyway, the loss of her purse made this strange "wanderer" dependent upon the charity of some good people and, of course, bad ones. But she always comforts herself by reminding herself that it's better than "what might have been..." This is not only a mystery, not at all. It's also a romance which reminds readers of novels by Jane Austen. Published in 1814, the same year as Mansfield Park, it shares some themes with it. It is also very modern, speaking freely of independent women (like Elinor), weak male characters, and unrequited love. Yes, a love triangle is lurking behind the scenes, and, in this case, it is not clear if the happy ending is suitable. At the time when it was published, critics did not like this political novel, and said that the difficulties which "Ellis" faced while trying to support herself were clearly fictional. However, don't let this deter you. It's a wonderful and mature novel, ahead of it's time by about 100 years. Happy reading! (Summary by Stav Nisser) This project was proof listened by Elaine Webb and TriciaG.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

This is the fourth and final novel by Fanny Burney, the author of Evelina, Cecilia, and Camilla. "Who is "Miss Ellis?" Why did she board a ship from France to England at the beginning of the French revolution? Anyway, the loss of her purse made this strange "wanderer" dependent upon the charity of some good people and, of course, bad ones. But she always comforts herself by reminding herself that it's better than "what might have been..." This is not only a mystery, not at all. It's also a romance which reminds readers of novels by Jane Austen. Published in 1814, the same year as Mansfield Park, it shares some themes with it. It is also very modern, speaking freely of independent women (like Elinor), weak male characters, and unrequited love. Yes, a love triangle is lurking behind the scenes, and, in this case, it is not clear if the happy ending is suitable. At the time when it was published, critics did not like this political novel, and said that the difficulties which "Ellis" faced while trying to support herself were clearly fictional. However, don't let this deter you. It's a wonderful and mature novel, ahead of it's time by about 100 years. Happy reading! (Summary by Stav Nisser) This project was proof listened by Elaine Webb and TriciaG.

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

36h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

15:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:47


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

24:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:10


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:36


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

34:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

34:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:36


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:05


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

36:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

20:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:42


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:15


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

37:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:02


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

15:10


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

21:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

13:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

23:32


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

32:20


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

27:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

25:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

34:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

25:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

29:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

14:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

15:27


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

31:48


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

18:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

18:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

18:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

16:27


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

29:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

12:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

35:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

29:25


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

36:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

24:44


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

22:04


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

20:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

15:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

17:50


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

19:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

20:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

27:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

34:31


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

17:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

24:12


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

27:20


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

43:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

23:04


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

09:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

22:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

22:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

37:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

13:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

39:53


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

12:43


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

14:22


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

26:04


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

18:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

39:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

39:52


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

15:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

19:20


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

19:09


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

37:33


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

41:48


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

38:00