Evelina is a country girl who comes to the big city and makes every possible faux pas. Along the way she faces near incest, a bitch of a grandmother, other embarrassing relatives, near rape, clinging prostitutes, and a mischievous monkey. Evelina learns how to navigate the complex layers of 18th century society and earn the love of a distinguished nobleman.
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"Only A Novel!"
As Henry Tilney exclaims in _Northanger Abbey_. If you love Jane Austen and are curious about the books she read growing up, _Evelina_ must have been a lesson Jane took to heart. Over 200 years later, it's still a jolly read.