Emma

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Macmillan Readers
ISBN: 9780230035270
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Emma is a matchmaker - she thinks she knows who should marry whom. But Emmas's matchmaking causes mistakes and unhappiness. And Emma is so busy taking an interest in other's lives that she does not notice her own, growing feelings for a men she believes is just a friend. (back cover).

Jane Austen in the Context of Abolition

Author: G. White
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230506135
Format: PDF
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This wide-ranging and convincingly argued study looks at the issues of and attitudes towards slavery in Jane Austen's later novels and culture, and argues against Edward Said's critique of Jane Austen as a supporter of colonialism and slavery. White suggests that Austen is both concerned and engaged with the issue, and that novels such as Mansfield Park , Emma and Persuasion not only presuppose the British outlawing of the transatlantic slave trade but also undermine the status quo of chattel slavery, slavery's most extreme form.

British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century

Author: Teresa Barnard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317171373
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Highlighting the remarkable women who found ways around the constraints placed on their intellectual growth, this collection of essays shows how their persistence opened up attributes of potent female imagination, radical endeavour, literary vigour, and self-education that compares well with male intellectual achievement in the long eighteenth century. Disseminating their knowledge through literary and documentary prose with unapologetic self-confidence, women such as Anna Barbauld, Anna Seward, Elizabeth Inchbald and Joanna Baillie usurped subjects perceived as masculine to contribute to scientific, political, philosophical and theological debate and progress. This multifaceted exploration goes beyond traditional readings of women’s creativity to add fresh, at times controversial, insights into the female view of the intellectual world. Bringing together leading experts on British women’s lives, work and writings, the volume seeks to rediscover women’s appropriations of masculine disciplines and to examine their interventions into the intellectual world. Through their engagement with a unique perspective on women’s lives and achievements, the essays make important contributions to the existing body of knowledge in this important area that will inform future scholarship.

Silence and Subject in Modern Literature

Author: U. Olsson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137350997
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Why does interrogation silence its object and not make it speak? Silence vs speech is a central issue in classical and modern literary works. This book studies literary representations of the power relations in which we are forced to speak using a range of texts ranging from the modern crime novel, via classics, to avant-garde plays.

The Free Market and the Human Condition

Author: Lee Trepanier
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739194755
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The Free Market and the Human Condition explores the human condition as situated in the free market from a variety of academic disciplines. By relying upon contributors who approach the topic from their respective disciplines, the book provides an accumulated picture of the free market, the human condition, and the relationship between them.

Northanger Abbey Lady Susan The Watsons Sanditon

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199535545
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Northanger Abbey is about the misadventures of the ingenuous Catherine Morland, whose indefatigable reading of gothic novels sends her imagination into hilarious overdrive. Austen's literary burlesque is tempered with edginess and cirumspection, however, as ordinary life takes a more sinister turn. This edition also includes Austen's other short works and shows her to be as innovative at the start of her career as at its close.

Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307401944
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Spanning eight decades and chronicling the wild ride of a Greek-American family through the vicissitudes of the twentieth century, Jeffrey Eugenides’ witty, exuberant novel on one level tells a traditional story about three generations of a fantastic, absurd, lovable immigrant family -- blessed and cursed with generous doses of tragedy and high comedy. But there’s a provocative twist. Cal, the narrator -- also Callie -- is a hermaphrodite. And the explanation for this takes us spooling back in time, through a breathtaking review of the twentieth century, to 1922, when the Turks sacked Smyrna and Callie’s grandparents fled for their lives. Back to a tiny village in Asia Minor where two lovers, and one rare genetic mutation, set our narrator’s life in motion. Middlesex is a grand, utterly original fable of crossed bloodlines, the intricacies of gender, and the deep, untidy promptings of desire. It’s a brilliant exploration of divided people, divided families, divided cities and nations -- the connected halves that make up ourselves and our world. Justly acclaimed when it was released in Fall 2002, it announces the arrival of a major writer for our times. From the Hardcover edition.

The Cambridge Companion to Emma

Author: Peter Sabor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107082633
Format: PDF, ePub
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This essay collection by leading scholars provides a comprehensive guide to Jane Austen's Emma, one of the greatest English novels.

The Omnivore s Dilemma

Author: Michael Pollan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594200823
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.