Camilla is a satirical novel by Fanny Burney, following a young high-society woman as she navigates the complexities of family relationships and journeys towards self-discovery and love in the late-eighteenth century.
Camilla Tyrold is a virtuous and intelligent young woman who struggles to make sense of her feelings and her place in society. She’s forced to confront a series of personal and familial crises as she learns to navigate the social and economic barriers that stand in her way. An early example of the novel of manners, Camilla was first published in 1796 and weaves elements of satire, the gothic, and romanticism together in an excellent exploration of Georgian society.
Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this volume, written by Queen Charlotte’s Keeper of the Robes, Fanny Burney. This new edition features a letter to the queen consort under the author’s nom de plume, Madame D’Arblay, presenting the novel to Her Majesty.