The Annotated Emma

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 20, 2012 - Fiction - 700 pages
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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including:
 
-Explanations of historical context
-Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary comments and analysis
-Maps of places in the novel
-An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events
-Nearly 200 informative illustrations
 
Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Emma brings Austen’s world into richer focus.

 

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Contents

Muslin Patterns
4
A Modern Country House
8
Emma and the Weston Marriage
20
A Vicar Receiving Tithes
33
I Emma and Harriet s Aflections
42
A Visit to a School 31
47
A Shepherd and Sheep
55
r Knightley and Mrs Weston on Emma
60
The Surprise Proposal
218
A Portrait of a Woman
235
Emmas SelfReproach XVII Emma Tells the News to Harriet
246
VOLUME II
249
s Arrival
268
Map of Bath 252
304
Emma Talks with Frank Churchill VII The Invitation to the Coles VIII The Coles Party
379
A Butchers Boy
415

A Woman with a Book
67
A Sofa
75
A Mantelpiece 7
83
A Woman Holding Music
89
A Modern Country House 9 3
95
An Older Country House
101
A Farmyard
107
Mr Westons Astonishing News
135
Curtains
149
A Woman with Children
165
Quccns Square Bloomsbury
188
The Preparations for Dinner at the Westons
190
An Entrance Gate to an Estate
204
The Dinner at the Westons
206
A V0man with a Child
217
A Table and Chair
429
A Paneled Wall
449
Plans for a Dance XII Frank Churchills Departure
463
Garden Seats 1
477
A House with a Bench Around a Tree
491
Emmas Feelings toward Frank Churchill XIV The Introduction to Mrs Elton X Mrs Elton Befriends Jane Fairfax
494
The Party at the W00dhouses
510
An lee House
513
Mr Westo n Announces Franks Return
526
A Woman Holding Music
535
A Private Library
551
Mr Knightley on Frank Churchills Letter
554
Chronology
865
Emmas Portrait of Ila rriet
866
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Jane Austen (1775–1817) was born in Hampshire, England, where she spent most of her life. Though she received little recognition in her lifetime, she came to be regarded as one of the great masters of the English novel.

David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated Emma, and The Annotated Northanger Abbey. He graduated with a Ph.D. in European History from the University of California at Berkeley; his specialty was the eighteenth century. Since then he has taught at several colleges. He lives in upstate New York.




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