Emma

ISBN-10: 0486406482
ISBN-13: 9780486406480
Edition: 1999 (Unabridged)
Authors: Jane Austen
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Description: Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organises the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.

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List price: $3.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/23/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Emma Woodhouse is one of Austen's most captivating and vivid characters. Beautiful, spoilt, vain and irrepressibly witty, Emma organises the lives of the inhabitants of her sleepy little village and plays matchmaker with devastating effect.

Jane Austen's life is striking for the contrast between the great works she wrote in secret and the outward appearance of being quite dull and ordinary. Austen was born in the small English town of Steventon in Hampshire, and educated at home by her clergyman father. She was deeply devoted to her family. For a short time, the Austens lived in the resort city of Bath, but when her father died, they returned to Steventon, where Austen lived until her death at the age of 41. Austen was drawn to literature early, she began writing novels that satirized both the writers and the manners of the 1790's. Her sharp sense of humor and keen eye for the ridiculous in human behavior gave her works lasting appeal. She is at her best in such books as Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), and Emma (1816), in which she examines and often ridicules the behavior of small groups of middle-class characters. Austen relies heavily on conversations among her characters to reveal their personalities, and at times her novels read almost like plays. Several of them have, in fact, been made into films.

About the Series
About This Volume
About the Text
Emma: The Complete Text in Cultural Context
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text
Cultural Documents and Illustrations
A Riddle
Unfortunate Situation of Females, Fashionably Educated, and Left without a Fortune (1787)
Letter to his Son (1750)
Essay on the Picturesque (1810)
Our Domestic Policy No. 1 (1829)
Opinions of Emma (Ca. 1816)
Crossed Letter from Jane Austen to Cassandra (June 20, 1808)
The Frolics of the Sphinx (1820)
Square Pianoforte (1805)
A Barouche Landau (1805)
A View of Box Hill, Surrey (1733)
The Lincolnshire Ox (1790)
Emma: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
A Critical History of Emma
Gender Studies and Emma
What Is Gender Studies?
Gender Studies: A Selected Bibliography
A Gender Studies Perspective:
�ǣNot at all what a man should be!�Ǡ: Remaking English Manhood in Emma

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