Cecilia is Fanny Burney’s captivating novel of manners, exploring the social complexities of eighteenth-century England as Cecilia Beverly navigates London’s high society in search of love and happiness.
Young Cecilia is a beautiful and charming heiress who’s set to inherit a large fortune from her uncle under one, quite peculiar, condition, whomever she marries must agree to take her surname. Arriving in London, she attempts to find her way through this new, glittering high-society world. Encountering a diverse cast of characters, she must negotiate the treacherous waters of social politics and grapple with questions of love, loyalty, and morality.
Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this volume, written by Queen Charlotte’s Keeper of the Robes, Fanny Burney. This new edition features an author biography by Henry Gardiner Adams.