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Cecilia: Memoirs of an Heiress

Fanny Burney (1752-1840)

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1. 001 – Vol. I Chapter 01: A Journey
2. 002 – Vol. I Chapter 02: An Argument
3. 003 – Vol. I Chapter 03: An Arrival
4. 004 – Vol. I Chapter 04: A Sketch of High Life
5. 005 – Vol. I Chapter 05: An Assembly
6. 006 – Vol. I Chapter 06: A Breakfast
7. 007 – Vol. I Chapter 07: A Project
8. 008 – Vol. I Chapter 08: An Opera Rehearsal
9. 009 – Vol. I Chapter 09: A Supplication
10. 010 – Vol. I Chapter 10: A Provocation
11. 011 – Vol. I Chapter 11: A Narration
12. 012 – Vol. II Chapter 01: A Man of Wealth
13. 013 – Vol. II Chaper 02: A Man of Family
14. 014 – Vol. II Chapter 03, Pt. 1: A Masquerade
15. 015 – Vol. II Chapter 03, Pt. 2: A Masquerade
16. 016 – Vol. II Chaper 04: An Affray
17. 017 – Vol. II Chapter 05: A Fashionable Friend
18. 018 – Vol. II Chapter 06: A Family Party
19. 019 – Vol. II Chapter 07: An Examination
20. 020 – Vol. II Chapter 08: A Tete-a-Tete
21. 021 – Vol. III Chapter 01: An Application
22. 022 – Vol. III Chapter 02: A Perplexity
23. 023 – Vol. III Chapter 03: An Admonition
24. 024 – Vol. III Chapter 04: An Evasion
25. 025 – Vol. III Chapter V: An Adventure
26. 026 – Vol. III Chapter 04: A Man of Genius
27. 027 – Vol. III Chapter 07: An Expedient
28. 028 – Vol. III Chapter 08: A Remonstrance
29. 029 – Vol. III Chapter 09: A Victory
30. 030 – Vol. IV Chapter 01: A Complaint
31. 031 – Vol. IV Chapter 02: A Sympathy
32. 032 – Vol. IV Chapter 03: A Conflict
33. 033 – Vol. IV Chapter 04: An Expectation
34. 034 – Vol. IV Chapter 05: An Agitation
35. 035 – Vol. IV Chapter 06: A Man of the Town, Pt. 1
36. 036 – Vol. IV Chapter 06, Pt. 2: A Man of the Ton
37. 037 – Vol. IV Chapter 07: A Reproof
38. 038 – Vol. IV Chapter 08: A Mistake
39. 039 – Vol. IV Chapter 09: An Explanation
40. 040 – Vol. IV Chapter 10: A Murmuring
41. 041 – Vol. V Chapter 01: A Rout
42. 042 – Vol. V Chapter 02: A Broad Hint
43. 043 – Vol. V Chapter 03: An Accomodation
44. 044 – Vol. V Chapter 04: A Detection
45. 045 – Vol. V Chapter 05: A Sarcasm
46. 046 – Vol. V Chapter 06: A Surmise
47. 047 – Vol. V Chapter 07: A Bold Stroke
48. 048 – Vol. V Chapter 08: A Miser’s Mansion
49. 049 – Vol. V Chapter 09: A Declaration
50. 050 – Vol. V Chapter 10: A Gamer’s Conscience
51. 051 – Vol. V Chapter 11: A Persecution
52. 052 – Vol. V Chapter 12, Pt. 1: A Man of Business
53. 053 – Vol. V Chapter 12, Pt. 2: A Man of Business
54. 054 – Vol. V Chapter 13: A Solution
55. 055 – Vol. VI Chapter 01: A Debate
56. 056 – Vol. VI Chapter 02: A Railing
57. 057 – Vol. VI Chapter 03: An Antique Mansion
58. 058 – Vol. VI Chapter 04: A Rattle
59. 059 – Vol. VI Chapter 05: A Storm
60. 060 – Vol. VI Chapter 06: A Mystery
61. 061 – Vol. VI Chapter 07: An Anecdote
62. 062 – Vol. VI Chapter 08: A Conference
63. 063 – Vol. VI Chapter 09: An Attack
64. 064 – Vol. VI Chapter 10: A Retreat
65. 065 – Vol. VI Chapter 11: A Worry
66. 066 – Vol. VII Chapter 01: A Renovation
67. 067 – Vol. VII Chapter 02: A Visit
68. 068 – Vol. VII Chapter 03: An Incident
69. 069 – Vol VII Chapter 04: A Proposition
70. 070 – Vol. VII Chapter 05: A Letter
71. 071 – Vol. VII Chapter 06: A Discussion
72. 072 – Vol. VII Chapter 07: A Retrospection
73. 073 – Vol. VII Chapter 08: An Embarassment
74. 074 – Vol. VII Chapter 09: A Torment
75. 075 – Vol. VIII Chapter 01: An Interruption
76. 076 – Vol. VIII Chapter 02: An Event
77. 077 – Vol. VIII Chapter 03: A Consternation
78. 078 – Vol. VIII Chapter 04: A Perturbation
79. 079 – Vol. VIII Chapter 05: A Cottage
80. 080 – Vol. VIII Chapter 06: A Contest
81. 081 – Vol. VIII Chapter 07: A Message
82. 082 – Vol. VIII Chapter 08: A Parting
83. 083 – Vol. VIII Chapter 09: A Tale
84. 084 – Vol. VIII Chapter 10: A Shock
85. 085 – Vol. IX Chapter 01: A Cogitation
86. 086 – Vol. IX Chapter 02: A Surprize
87. 087 – Vol. IX Chapter 03: A Confabulation
88. 088 – Vol. IX Chapter 04, Pt. 1: A Wrangling
89. 089 – Vol. IX Chapter 04, Pt. 2: A Wrangling
90. 090 – Vol. IX Chapter 05: A Suspicion
91. 091 – Vol. IX Chapter 06: A Journey
92. 092 – Vol. IX Chapter 07: A Calm
93. 093 – Vol. IX Chapter 08: An Alarm
94. 094 – Vol. IX Chapter 09: A Suspense
95. 095 – Vol. IX Chapter 10: A Relation
96. 096 – Vol. IX Chapter 11: An Enterprise
97. 097 – Vol. X Chapter 01: A Discovery
98. 098 – Vol. X Chapter 02: An Interview
99. 099 – Vol. X Chapter 03: A Summons
100. 100 – Vol. X Chapter 04: A Deliberation
101. 101 – Vol. X Chapter 05: A Decision
102. 102 – Vol. X Chapter 06: A Prating
103. 103 – Vol. X Chapter 07: A Pursuit
104. 104 – Vol. X Chapter 08 :An Encounter
105. 105 – Vol. X Chapter 09 : A Tribute
106. 106 – Vol. X Chapter 10, Pt. 1: A Termination
107. 107 – Vol. X Chapter 10, Pt. 2: A Termination

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Summary

The plot of Cecilia revolves around the heroine, Cecilia Beverley, whose inheritance from her uncle comes with the stipulation that she find a husband who will accept her name. This proves impossible, and she gives up her fortune to marry for love.Jane Austen referred to Cecilia and other novels in her novel, Northanger Abbey: “’And what are you reading, Miss — ?’ ‘Oh! It is only a novel!’ replies the young lady, while she lays down her book with affected indifference, or momentary shame. ‘It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda’; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best–chosen language. The title of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice may have been inspired by a passage at the end of Cecilia: “remember: if to pride and prejudice you owe your miseries, so wonderfully is good and evil balanced, that to pride and prejudice you will also owe their termination.”

Reviews

Such an excellent story. However, it's very frustrating listening to as the readers are very poor at it. The first hacks her way through with no sense of cadence whatsoever. The second reads like a freight train. The following 4 readers are barely understandable due to thick dialects. I'm only partway through and am tempted to give it up entirely, but am too caught up in the story to do so. I do hope someone with some ability will come into the narration!