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.
* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Mr. [=McCartney=] intends to rob a stagecoach and to take a pair of pistols to kill himself in case he gets caught. Evelina, mistaking the situation for simple suicide, takes the pistols away from him.
* 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: The title is the heroine's name.
* 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 dies not long after giving birth to her.
* 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.
* InterruptedSuicide: Evelina comes upon Mr. [=McCartney=] with a pair of pistols in his hands. She grabs them away from him and begs him not to kill himself. The truth, as he later explains to her, is more complicated. He had been going to rob a stagecoach and had taken the guns to use on himself in case it went awry. [[HappilyFailedSuicide He's happy that she stopped him, though]].
* {{Jerkass}}: Sir Clement Willoughby, Captain Mirvan, The Branghtons, Mr. Lovel, and Lord Merton. This novel is packed with jerks. In the backstory, Evelina's father married her mother in order to seduce her and then denied it ever happened.
* TheLadette: Mrs. Selwyn. She is described as being very masculine by Evelina.
* 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. Sir Clement Willoughby even describes him as phlegmatic.
* 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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