Completed Projects

Completed Burney Centre projects include:


The Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (1768-1783)


 

General Editor: Lars Troide

A new scholarly edition of the Early Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (1768-1783) has been published in five volumes by McGill-Queen's University Press and Oxford University Press. These journals span her late girlhood and early adult life.

Burney began keeping a journal of her experiences in London's musical, theatrical, and literary circles as a shy and precocious girl of 15. She had a keen intelligence, a marvellous sense of humour, and an exceptional memory, all of which are evident in the detailed picture of eighteenth-century English society presented in her writings. She gives first-hand descriptions of many of the important figures of the time, such as David Garrick, Christopher Smart, and Antonio Sacchini.

This edition reproduces her earliest journals in their original form, replacing omitted and altered passages. It shows her development as an artist and contains typically vivid sketches of her family, friends, and acquaintances in London and the country. Though the early journals have been printed before, this edition provides the first full text of Burney's early journals, accompanied by thorough annotations which explain the context in which the journals were written.

Vol 1

1768-1773

Edited by Lars Troide
ISBN: 0-77-350538-5

Link to MQUP website

Vol 2

1774-1777

Edited by Lars Troide
ISBN: 0-77-350539-3

Link to MQUP website

Vol 3

The Streatham Years:
Part 1, 1778-1779

Edited by Lars Troide and Stewart Cooke
ISBN: 0-77-351190-3

Link to MQUP website

Vol 4

The Streatham Years:
Part 2, 1780-1781

Edited by Betty Rizzo
ISBN: 0-77-350529-6

Link to MQUP website

Vol 5

1782-1783

Edited by Lars Troide and Stewart Cooke
ISBN 978-0-7735-0542-1
Link to MQUP website


The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (1791-1840)

General Editor: Joyce Hemlow

The Burney Centre's first major project was the 12-volume edition of The Journals and Letters of Fanny Burney (Madame d'Arblay) 1791-1840.

This edition was published from 1972 through 1984 by Oxford University Press.

 
Vol 1 1791-1792
Letters 1-39
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
with Curtis D. Cecil and Althea Douglas
ISBN: 0-19-811498-2
Vol 2 Courtship and Marriage
1793
Letters 40-121
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
and Althea Douglas
ISBN: 0-19-811498-2
Vol 3 Great Bookham
1793-1797
Letters 122-250
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
with Patricia Boutilier
and Althea Douglas
ISBN: 0-19-812419-8
Vol 4 West Humble
1797-1801
Letters 251-422
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
ISBN: 0-19-812432-5
Vol 5 West Humble and Paris
1801-1803
Letters 423-549
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
with George G. Falle, Althea Douglas,
and Jill A. Bourdais de Charbonnière
ISBN: 0-19-812467-8
Vol 6 France
1803-1812
Letters 550-631
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
with George G. Falle, Althea Douglas,
and Jill A. Bourdais de Charbonnière
ISBN: 0-19-812516-X
Vol 7 1812-1814
Letters 632-834
Edited by Edward A. Bloom
and Lillian D. Bloom
ISBN: 0-19-812468-6
Vol 8 1815
Letters 835-934
Edited by Peter Hughes
with Joyce Hemlow, Althea Douglas,
and Patricia Hawkins
ISBN: 0-19-812507-0
Vol 9 Bath
1815-1817
Letters 935-1085A
Edited by Warren Derry
ISBN: 0-19-812508-9
Vol 10 Bath
1817-1818
Letters 1086-1179
Edited by Warren Derry
ISBN: 0-19-812508-9
Vol 11 Mayfair
1818-1824
Letters 1180-1354
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
with Althea Douglas 
and Patricia Hawkins
ISBN: 0-19-812563-1
Vol 12 Mayfair
1825-1840
Letters 1355-1529
Edited by Joyce Hemlow
with Althea Douglas 
and Patricia Hawkins
ISBN: 0-19-812563-1

 

 


The Additional Journals and Letters of Frances Burney

General Editor: Peter Sabor

This two-volume edition finally completes the publication of Burney’s journals and letters. Volume one spans the two and a half years from 1784 to July 1786, when Burney became Keeper of the Robes to Queen Charlotte. The second volume of Additional Journals and Letters contains over a hundred letters by Burney omitted from Joyce Hemlow’s twelve volumes, all written between 1791 and 1840.

Vol 1

1784-1786

Edited by Stewart Cooke
ISBN: 9780199658114
Link to OUP website

Vol 2

1791-1840,

 

Edited by Peter Sabor
ISBN: 9780199658060
Link to OUP website