Courting Ruin: The Economic Romances of Frances Burney

Burgess, Miranda J.
January 1995
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter95, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p131
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Illustrates the relationship between the written law and the overriding economic law of supply and demand in Great Britain depicted in the novels of Frances Burney. Conservatism; Impact of commerce in the citizens' private life; Regulating literary production as a meeting ground for commerce and courtship; Suspicion of credit; Clash between self-interested private lenders and the national interest.


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