Table of Contents
About the SeriesAbout This VolumeAbout the Text Part One: Emma: The Complete Text in Cultural Context
Introduction: Biographical and Historical ContextsThe Complete TextCultural Documents and Illustrations Dave Garrick, A Riddle Robin Adair Mary Wollestonecraft, from Unfortunate Situation of Females, Fashionably Educated, and Left without a Fortune (1787)
Philip Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield, from Letter to his Son (1750)
Uvedale Price, from Essay on the Picturesque (1810)
Robert Southey, from 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) George Lambert, A View of Box Hill, Surrey (1733) George Stubbs, The Lincolnshire Ox (1790)
Part Two: Emma: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
A Critical History of EmmaGender Studies and Emma
What Is Gender Studies?
Gender Studies: A Selected Bibliography
A Gender Studies Perspective:
Claudia L. Johnson, “Not at all what a man should be!”: Remaking English Manhood in EmmaMarxist Criticism and Emma
What Is Marxist Criticism?
Marxist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Marxist Perspective:
Beth Fowkes Tobin, Aiding Impoverished Gentlewomen: Power and Class in EmmaCultural Criticism and Emma
What Is Cultural Criticism?
Cultural Criticism: A Selective Bibliography
A Cultural Critic's Perspective:
Paul Delany, “A Sort of Notch in the Donwell Estate”: Intersections of Status and Class in Austen's Emma The New Historicism and Emma
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
A New Historical Perspective:
Peter Finch and Casey Bowen, “The Tittle-Tattle of Highbury”: Gossip and the Free Indirect Style in Emma Feminist Criticism and Emma
What Is Feminist Criticism?
Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Devoney Looser, “The Duty of Woman by Woman”: Reforming Feminism in EmmaCombining Critical Perspectives on Emma Combining Perspectives:
Marilyn Butler, An Introduction to Emma
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors