Fanny Burney (1752-1840) was an English writer working in the genre of epistolary novel. Her literary legacy counts up to four novels, eight plays, one biography and twenty volumes of journals and letters. Fanny Burney is considered a predecessor of such a genre as ‘novel of manners’ - the genre of Jane Austen and Thackeray. In her works Burney explored the day-to-day life of the english upper-class.
‘Camilla’ is a third novel by Frances Burney that was initially published in 1796. The novel turned out to be a tremendous success and featured spirit of romanticism. The central topic of the novel is matrimony, the ways different people see its. The action takes place in the family of Tyrold - a typical noble family in England.