Balls and Assemblies from Fanny Burney, Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth, Susan Ferrier, and Mary Russell Mitford.

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From a set on the development of the novel: Group I. The Novel. Volume V. The English Literature Library. With introduction, notes and tables by R. Brimley Johnson. In addition to a General Preface and the Introduction to the volume, Johnson also includes a brief introduction for each author before the excerpts from the novels. Excerpts from Evelina, Cecilia, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Mansfield Park, Persuasion, Belinda, Marriage, and Our Village. Note that the title indicates this volume is devoted to "domestic fiction," not that the excerpts are passages about being at a ball or assembly - they are not. A few page corners are folded. Some pages are uncut. Original unclipped jacket with a few light tears. Blue cloth cover has a few light spots, especially around the spine. First printing, 1928. John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd. Hb, Dj. USED. $35.00
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