Emma by Jane Austen, Stephen M. Parrish

By Jane Austen, Stephen M. Parrish

The textual content reprinted during this re-creation of Austen’s comedic novel relies at the 1816 textual content, which has been rigorously edited in gentle of later versions, together with the Chapman edition. ''Backgrounds'' provides an abundance of records that make clear Austen's lifestyles and show a few of her inner most attitudes towards her writing. ''Reviews and Criticism'' provides a large choice of views, either modern and up to date, together with essays by means of 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 variation are essays through Maggie Lane, Edward Copeland, and Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield, the final of which discusses movie variations of Emma. A Chronology and chosen Bibliography are integrated. .

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I shall always have a great regard for the Miss Martins, especially Elizabeth, and should be very sorry to give them up, for they are quite as well educated 4 4. Invested. 19 VOLUME I, CHAPTER I V as me. " Emma watched her through the fluctuations of this speech, and saw no alarming symptoms of love. T h e young man had been the first admirer, but she trusted there was no other hold, and that there would be no serious difficulty on Harriet's side to oppose any friendly arrange­ ment of her own.

Goddard would be very much surprized if she knew what had happened. " "One should be sorry to see greater pride or refinement in the teacher of a school, Harriet. I dare say Miss Nash would envy you such an opportunity as this of being married. Even this conquest would appear valuable in her eyes. As to anything superior for you, I suppose she is quite in the dark. The attentions of a certain person can hardly be among the tittle-tattle of Highbury yet. " Harriet blushed and smiled, and said something about wondering that people should like her so much.

Keep your raptures for Harriet's face. "Well, if you give me such kind encouragement, Mr. Elton, I believe I shall try what I can do. " "Exactly so—The shape of the eye and the lines about the mouth—I have not a doubt of your success. Pray, pray attempt it. " "But I am afraid, Mr. Elton, Harriet will not like to sit. She thinks so little of her own beauty. Did not you observe her manner of answer­ ing me? ' " "Oh! yes, I observed it, I assure you. It was not lost on me. " Harriet was soon back again, and the proposal almost immediately made; and she had no scruples which could stand many minutes against the earnest pressing of both the others.

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