Literary Criticism


An Authoritative Text, Contexts, Criticism

Author: Jane Austen,George Justice

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393927641

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 462

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The Text of "Emma"; Contexts, Jane Austen her life and Fiction, Jane Austen: Her Art and Business, The Reception of Jane Austen 1815-1950; Criticism; Jane Austen A Chronology


Authoritative Texts, Background and Contexts, Criticism

Author: Jane Austen,Patricia Meyer Spacks

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393911534

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Jane Austen's last complete novel is now available in a revised Norton Critical Edition. The volume emphasizes new trends in critical discourse, which have enormous importance for our understanding of Austen's achievement. This revised Norton Critical Edition is based on the first edition text (dated 1818, but likely issued in late 1817). The editor has spelled out ampersands and made superscript letters lowercased. The novel, which is accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations, is followed by the two canceled chapters that comprise Persuasion?s original ending. ?Backgrounds and Contexts? collects contemporary assessments of Jane Austen as well as materials relating to the social issues of the day. Included are an excerpt from William Hayley?s 1785 ?Essay on Old Maids?; Austen?s letters to Fanny Knight, which reveal her skepticism about marriage as the key to happiness; Henry Austen?s memorial tribute to his famous sister; assessments by nineteenth-century critics Julia Kavanagh and Goldwin Smith, who viewed Austen as an unassuming, sheltered, and ?feminine? rural writer; and the perspective of Austen?s biographer, Geraldine Edith Mitten. The Second Edition emphasizes current critical scholarship, reflecting enormous shifts in our comprehension of Austen?s achievement and opening the door to new ways of thinking about Persuasion and its author. For the first time, we can think complexly about Austen living through the Napoleonic Wars on the Continent and experiencing their political repercussions at home?the same as everyone else in England at that time. Four new essays?by Linda Bree, Sidney Gottlieb, John Wiltshire, and David Monaghan?speak to these new perspectives; those by Gottlieb and Monaghan expand the conversation into film adaptations of the novel. A Chronology of Austen?s life and work, new to the Second Edition, is included along with an updated Selected Bibliography.

Jude the Obscure

Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393269191


Page: N.A

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Juvenile Nonfiction

Jane Austen's Emma

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604138165

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

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Presents critical essays that discuss the language, characters, plot, and major themes of the author's novel of manners about courtship in the English countryside.

Pride and Prejudice (Fourth Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393270645

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice has been revised to reflect the most current scholarly approaches to Austen’s most widely read novel. The text is that of the 1813 first edition, accompanied by revised and expanded explanatory annotations. This Norton Critical Edition also includes: · Biographical portraits of Austen by members of her family and, new to the Fourth Edition, those by Jon Spence (Becoming Jane Austen) and Paula Byrne (The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Things). · Fourteen critical essays, eleven of them new to the Fourth Edition, reflecting the finest current scholarship. Contributors include Janet Todd, Andrew Elfenbein, Felicia Bonaparte, and Tiffany Potter, among others. · “Writers on Austen”—a new section of brief comments by Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Henry James, and others. · A Chronology and revised and expanded Selected Bibliography.
Literary Criticism

Yeats's Poetry, Drama, and Prose

Authoritative Texts, Contexts, Criticism

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393974973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 518

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This brand new collection, impeccably edited by James Pethica, presents a comprehensive selection of Yeats's major contributions in poetry, drama, prose fiction, autobiography, and criticism.
Performing Arts

Jane Austen in Hollywood

Author: Linda Troost,Sayre N. Greenfield

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813190068

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

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In 1995 and 1996 six film or television adaptations of Jane Austen's novels were produced -- an unprecedented number. More amazing, all were critical and/or box office successes. What accounts for this explosion of interest? Much of the appeal of these films lies in our nostalgic desire at the end of the millennium for an age of greater politeness and sexual reticence. Austen's ridicule of deceit and pretentiousness also appeals to our fin de siècle sensibilities. The novels were changed, however, to enhance their appeal to a wide popular audience, and the revisions reveal much about our own culture and its values. These recent productions espouse explicitly twentieth-century feminist notions and reshape the Austenian hero to make him conform to modern expectations. Linda Troost and Sayre Greenfield present fourteen essays examining the phenomenon of Jane Austen as cultural icon, providing thoughtful and sympathetic insights on the films through a variety of critical approaches. The contributors debate whether these productions enhance or undercut the subtle feminism that Austen promoted in her novels. From Persuasion to Pride and Prejudice, from the three Emmas (including Clueless ) to Sense and Sensibility, these films succeed because they flatter our intelligence and education. And they have as much to tell us about ourselves as they do about the world of Jane Austen. This second edition includes a new chapter on the recent film version of Mansfield Park.
Literary Criticism

Jane Austen's Emma

A Casebook

Author: Fiona J. Stafford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195175301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

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The essays collected in this casebook reflect changing opinions of Emma from its earliest reception to its established position in the literary canon.
Literary Criticism

At Home in the World

Women Writers and Public Life, from Austen to the Present

Author: Maria DiBattista,Deborah Epstein Nord

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400884772

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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In a bold and sweeping reevaluation of the past two centuries of women's writing, At Home in the World argues that this body of work has been defined less by domestic concerns than by an active engagement with the most pressing issues of public life: from class and religious divisions, slavery, warfare, and labor unrest to democracy, tyranny, globalism, and the clash of cultures. In this new literary history, Maria DiBattista and Deborah Epstein Nord contend that even the most seemingly traditional works by British, American, and other English-language women writers redefine the domestic sphere in ways that incorporate the concerns of public life, allowing characters and authors alike to forge new, emancipatory narratives. The book explores works by a wide range of writers, including canonical figures such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Harriet Jacobs, Edith Wharton, Virginia Woolf, Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and Toni Morrison; neglected or marginalized writers like Mary Antin, Tess Slesinger, and Martha Gellhorn; and recent and contemporary figures, including Nadine Gordimer, Anita Desai, Edwidge Danticat, and Jhumpa Lahiri. DiBattista and Nord show how these writers dramatize tensions between home and the wider world through recurrent themes of sailing forth, escape, exploration, dissent, and emigration. Throughout, the book uncovers the undervalued public concerns of women writers who ventured into ever-wider geographical, cultural, and political territories, forging new definitions of what it means to create a home in the world. The result is an enlightening reinterpretation of women's writing from the early nineteenth century to the present day.

Swearing Is Good for You: The Amazing Science of Bad Language

Author: Emma Byrne

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324000295

Category: Science

Page: 288

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An irreverent and impeccably researched defense of our dirtiest words. We’re often told that swearing is outrageous or even offensive, that it’s a sign of a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect. Dictionaries have traditionally omitted it and parents forbid it. But the latest research by neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, and others has revealed that swear words, curses, and oaths—when used judiciously—can have surprising benefits. In this sparkling debut work of popular science, Emma Byrne examines the latest research to show how swearing can be good for you. With humor and colorful language, she explores every angle of swearing—why we do it, how we do it, and what it tells us about ourselves. Not only has some form of swearing existed since the earliest humans began to communicate, but it has been shown to reduce physical pain, to lower anxiety, to prevent physical violence, to help trauma victims recover language, and to promote human cooperation. Taking readers on a whirlwind tour through scientific experiments, historical case studies, and cutting-edge research on language in both humans and other primates, Byrne defends cursing and demonstrates how much it can reveal about different cultures, their taboos and their values. Packed with the results of unlikely and often hilarious scientific studies—from the “ice-bucket test” for coping with pain, to the connection between Tourette’s and swearing, to a chimpanzee that curses at her handler in sign language—Swearing Is Good for You presents a lighthearted but convincing case for the foulmouthed.

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: N.A



Page: 340

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Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 178682177X

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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‘I wait for his boots to drop. They fall on Floor, one thump, two thumps, that’s how I know he’s going to get into Bed with Ma now and make it squeak. I count the squeaks because I’m excellent at numbers. I have to count, I can’t lose count, if I lose count I don’t know what. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10...’ Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
Juvenile Fiction

Emma's Turtle

Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781590783504

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

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When Emma's box turtle digs his way out of his pen, he imagines that he is having adventures in Africa, India, and other faraway lands that Emma has described to him.

Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama

Backgrounds and Criticism

Author: John P. Harrington

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393932430

Category: Drama

Page: 641

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Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama is the ideal focal point for the study of Irish literature and culture and, because of its many great twentieth-century works, for the study of drama more generally.
Literary Collections

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Author: M. H. Abrams,Jane Austen

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393964097

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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This Norton Anthology Edition reprints the authoritative text established by R. W. Chapman. Designed as a companion to Volume Two of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Sixth Edition, this volume includes the text, footnotes, and bibliography of the second edition of the Norton Critical Edition of Pride and Prejudice, edited by Donald Gray, together with a foreword by Jack Stillinger, coeditor of The Romantic Period in The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
Literary Criticism

Canonising Shakespeare

Stationers and the Book Trade, 1640–1740

Author: Emma Depledge,Peter Kirwan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108670377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Canonising Shakespeare offers the first comprehensive reassessment of Shakespeare's afterlife as a print phenomenon, demonstrating the crucial role that the book trade played in his rise to cultural pre-eminence. 1640–1740 was the period in which Shakespeare's canon was determined, in which the poems resumed their place alongside the plays in print, and in which artisans and named editors crafted a new, contemporary Shakespeare for Restoration and eighteenth-century consumers. A team of international contributors highlight the impact of individual booksellers, printers, publishers and editors on the Shakespearean text, the books in which it was presented, and the ways in which it was promoted. From radical adaptations of the Sonnets to new characters in plays, and from elegant subscription volumes to cheap editions churned out by feuding publishers, this period was marked by eclecticism, contradiction and innovation as stationers looked to the past and the future to create a Shakespeare for their own times.

Sense and Sensibility

Author: Jane Austen

Publisher: Waking Lion Press

ISBN: 9781603037280

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

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This first of Jane Austen's published novels is the story of two starkly different English sisters: Elinor Dashwood, the epitome of prudence and self-control, and her younger, more impetuous sister Marianne, who embodies emotion, openness, and sheer enthusiasm. To each comes the sorrow of unhappy love: Elinor desires a man who is promised to another, while Marianne loses her heart to a scoundrel who jilts her. Their mutual suffering brings a closer understanding between the two sisters--and true love finally triumphs when sense gives way to sensibility and sensibility gives way to sense. Newly designed and typeset in a modern 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.
Language Arts & Disciplines

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Author: Modern Language Association of America

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 2990

Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.

The American Painter Emma Dial: A Novel

Author: Samantha Peale

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393304558

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Serving a famous New York artist as the actual painter of his ideas, brilliant assistant Emma Dial engages in a passionate affair with the artist but finds herself worn down by his schizophrenic affection and guilt over her own neglected work.