A novel written by Fanny Burney and published in 1778. In the form of [[EpistolaryNovel letters]], it tells of the entrance of a young girl named Evelina into society and of how she became reacquainted with her family, gained an inheritance and got married.
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!! Tropes present in ''Evelina'':

* AtTheOperaTonight: An opera scene serves mainly to show off how uncultured most of the other characters are.
* BrokenPedestal: Thanks to Willoughby's forged letter, this happens briefly to Lord Orville in Evelina's eyes.
* ButtMonkey: Madame Duval is frequently the butt of Captain Mirvan’s insults and pranks. Towards the end of the novel, Mr. Lovel takes on this role.
* CharacterTitle
* ComingOfAgeStory
* ContrivedCoincidence:The young man Evelina stopped from killing himself just happened to be her long lost half brother.
* CoolOldLady: Lady Howard and Mrs. Selwyn.
* DaddysGirl: He may not be her biological father but Evelina is definitely the apple of Arthur Villars eye.
* DancesAndBalls: There are several.
* DanceOfRomance: Evelina first meets Lord Orville at a ball where he asks her to dance.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mrs. Selwyn is this trope in spades.
* DeathByChildbirth: the heroine’s mother.
* TheDitz: Madame Duval
* DoesNotLikeMen: The widower Mrs. Selwyn.
* DotingParent: Reverend Villars is this to Evelina.
* EitherOrTitle: Evelina or the History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World.
* EpistolaryNovel
* GoldDigger: Madame Duval, the whole Branghton family and Willoughby.
* GrandeDame: Madame Duval acts this way.
* HappilyAdopted: Evelina.
* TheIngenue: Evelina starts off like this due to her sheltered upbringing.
* {{Jerkass}}: Sir Clement Willoughby, Captain Mirvan, The Branghtons, Mr. Lovel, and Lord Merton. This novel is packed with jerks.
* TheLadette: Mrs. Selwyn.
* LongLostSibling: Mr. Maccartney is Evelina's half brother.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Sir Belmont's reaction to eventually seeing Evelina.
* NaiveEverygirl: Evelina starts out like this.
* OneWordTitle
* ParentalAbandonment: Evelina’s mother died giving birth to her and her father abandoned her mother before Evelina was even born.
* PluckyGirl: Evelina.
* ProperLady: Evelina and Miss Mirvan.
* RichBitch: Lord Orville’s sister.
* ShrinkingViolet: Evelina.
* SmugSnake: Mr. Lovel.
* TheStoic: Lord Orville.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Evelina is the exact likeness of her deceased mother.
* SurpriseIncest: The eponymous heroine saves one Mr. Maccartney from suicide, since he believes he fell in love with his sister. Maccartney grows to idolize his savior Evelina in a quasi-romantic fashion. However, at the end of the novel, Evelina is revealed to be his real sister, while his original beloved was an unwitting (and unrelated) impostor
* TakeCareOfTheKids: Evelina's mother made Reverend Villars promise to protect her daughter.
* WeddingsForEveryone: The ending.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Evelina and Lord Orville. They will.
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