Frances Burney’s Universal Obligation
This chapter discusses Nobody's social and economic conditions more fully in an attempt to understand how she became so helpful. It outlines Nobody's history, and identifies the gender, class, and literary characteristics that make the fictional Evelina, her author, and her intended readers all into Nobodies. The chapter discusses the Burney family's lack of independent social and economic substance. Finally, it explores the sense of placelessness and universal obligation that attended these circumstances.
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