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Author photo. Engraving by Charles Turner, published 1840<br>Courtesy of the <a href="http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/id?483273">NYPL Digital Gallery</a><br>(image use requires permission from the New York Public Library)

Engraving by Charles Turner, published 1840
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Frances "Fanny" Burney was the daughter of a well-known musician. She basically educated herself at home by her reading, and began writing at age 10. Her home in London was a center for musical gatherings attended and performed by elite English and European artists and musicians, and Fanny observed and moved easily among these personalities. She became an extremely popular and bestselling author whose works were admired by Samuel Johnson, Hester Thrale, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and many other literary lights. In 1786, she was given a post at Court serving Queen Charlotte. She met and married a French exile, General Alexandre d'Arblay, and went with him to France, where she lived for 10 years. She's sometimes referred to as Madame d'Arblay. After her husband's death in 1818, she returned to London. An edition of her journals and letters in eight volumes was published in 1972–1980.
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