The Annotated Emma by Jane Austen

By Jane Austen

From the editor of the preferred Annotated satisfaction and Prejudice comes an annotated variation of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her loved story of an endearingly inept matchmaker a fair extra pleasurable learn. here's the full textual content of the radical with greater than 2,200 annotations on dealing with pages, including:
 
-Explanations of historic context
-Citations from Austen’s existence, letters, and different writings
-Definitions and clarifications
-Literary reviews and analysis
-Maps of areas within the novel
-An advent, bibliography, and designated chronology of events
-Nearly 2 hundred informative illustrations
 
Filled with interesting information regarding every little thing from the social prestige of spinsters and illegitimate childrens to the buying behavior of trendy girls to English attitudes towards gypsies, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Emma brings Austen’s international into richer concentration.

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204). Set a year later, Piers Paul Read’s A Married Man (1979) raises similar doubts about the ethical efficacy of fiction in a story of political and social collapse that embraces the 1973–4 winter of strikes, and the ensuing February election. In an intriguing process of mapping the personal on to the political, Read’s novel treats the mid-life crisis of forty-year-old barrister John Strickland as the litmus test for a more general social malaise, embracing the corrupting effects of the legal and political systems.

In this novel Widmerpool’s insatiable quest for power and status latches on to the new social movements of the 1960s, with the inevitable consequence that these are tainted by his lack of integrity. Powell’s conservative comic mood, in 24 The Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction, 1950–2000 alliance with the social status quo, is here revealed more directly than elsewhere in the sequence. The static conservative overview of Powell indicates that alternative fictional strategies were needed to register adequately the implications of the new social movements.

126) spoken by the gang members (the ‘droogs’) is a mannerism designed to exclude adults, a point underscored when the predatory Alex encounters two ten-year-old girls in a record store and discovers their idiom is different to his (p. 37). 23 Though problematic, A Clockwork Orange is, in fact, a highly moral work. The unreformed Alex, having spent two years in a conventional prison, is put through a two-week ‘Reclamation Treatment’ (p. 75), a programme of conditioning, enhanced by drugs, that makes the patient sick at the thought The State and the Novel 25 of violence.

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