Synopses & Reviews
This new edition of Jane's Austen's 19th-century British novel presents the 1816 text along with contemporary critical essays that introduce students to Emma
from gender, new historical, Marxist, cultural, and feminist perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how various critical perspectives can be combined. The text and essays are complemented by contextual documents, introductions (with bibliographies), and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Complete Text in Cultural Context
* The 1816 Text * Cultural Documents * Part II: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
* Gender Studies--Claudia Johnson * The New Historicism--Peter Bowen * Marxist Criticism-Beth Fowkes Tobin * Cultural Criticism--Paul Delaney * Feminist Criticism-Devoney Looser * Combining Critical Perspectives--Marilyn Butler