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Jane Austen's Emma : A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook - Paula Byrne

Jane Austen's Emma

A Routledge Study Guide and Sourcebook

By: Paula Byrne (Editor)

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Emma (1815) is widely regarded as Jane Austen's most perfectly constructed novel. At once a comedy of misunderstanding, a razor-sharp analysis of the English class-system, a classic tale of moral growth, and a romance that combines sense with sensibility, it has appealed to readers of every generation and critics of every disposition. This Routledge Literary Sourcebook introduces readers not only to Jane Austen's text, but also to the literary and historical contexts within which the novel was written and to the many different critical readings that it has generated, from the time of its publication to the twenty-first century. Each extract is fully introduced and analyzed, while a concluding section on recommended editions and further reading prepares the reader for further study of this incomparable English novel.

'I applaud genuine footnotes and a sturdy critical survey ... [this book] offers a catalogue of resources.' - British Association for Romantic Studies

Contextsp. 5
Contextual overviewp. 5
Chronologyp. 12
Contemporary documentsp. 17
Interpretationsp. 31
Early critical receptionp. 38
Modern criticismp. 48
The work in performancep. 93
Key passagesp. 99
Further readingp. 153
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ISBN: 9780415286510
ISBN-10: 0415286514
Series: Routledge Guides to Literature
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 20th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 14.1 x 21.5  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1