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Emma (Norton Critical Edition)by Jane Austen
Synopses & Reviews
"Backgrounds" supplies an abundance of documents that shed light on Austen's life and reveal some of her private attitudes toward her writing.
"Reviews and Criticism" presents a wide variety of perspectives, both contemporary and recent, including essays by Sir Walter Scott, Henry James, A. C. Bradley, E. M. Forster, Robert Alan Donovan, Marilyn Butler, Mary Poovey, Claudia Johnson, Juliet McMaster, Ian Watt, and Suzanne Juhasz. New to this edition are essays by Maggie Lane, Edward Copeland, and Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, the last of which discusses film adaptations of Emma.
A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.
Book News Annotation:
Norton's third edition (previous editions, 1972 and 1993) based on Austen's 1816 edition, has a background section with letters to Austen's sister, Cassandra; an excerpt describing a country ball from The Watsons (a novel fragment); V. Woolf's commentary on The Watsons; and two biographical sketches of Austen by family members. Reviews and criticism include 16 assessments of the novel and critical overviews by Sir Walter Scott, George Henry Lewes, Henry James, E. M. Forster, Ian Watt, and others. Also provided is a commentary on film versions of Emma. A chronology ends the edition. No index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The text reprinted in this new edition of Austen's comedic novel is based on the 1816 text, which has been carefully edited in light of later editions, including the Chapman edition.
'The text reprinted in this new edition of Austen\"s comedic novel is based on the 1816 text, which has been carefully edited in light of later editions, including the Chapman edition.\n
About the Author
Stephen Parrish is Goldwin Smith Professor of English Emeritus at Cornell University. He is the general editor of The Cornell Concordances, The Cornell Yeats, and The Cornell Wordsworth, all multi-volume projects.
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