Emma

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199535523
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Emma Woodhouse imagines that she dominates those around her in the small town of Highbury, but her inept matchmaking creates problems for herself and others.

Jane Austen s Emma

Author: E.M. Dadlez
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190689439
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What has Emma Woodhouse, "handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and very little to distress or vex her" to say to a discipline like philosophy? How is a novel like Emma, inaccurately but not infrequently caricatured as a high-toned version of a pedestrian romance, to supply material for philosophical insight or speculation? Jane Austen's Emma is many things to many readers but it is as inaccurate as it is reductive to consider it just a romance. The minutia of daily living on which it concentrates permit not a rehearsal of platitudes, but a closer look at human emotions and motives, as well as the opportunity to hone our interpretive and empathetic skills. Emma flies in the face of conventional notions of femininity by presenting a heroine with hubris. It shows how friendships can affect one's ways of dealing with the world, how shame can reconfigure self-understanding, how gossip functions in sustaining a community. Emma rehabilitates conceptions of romance by rejecting melodrama in favor of naturalism. It explores the waywardness of the imagination and the myriad ways in which different people with different biases and agendas may evaluate the same evidence. It dwells on the limits of autonomy in that it explores the ease with which one may submit to the will of another. Emma is not itself a work of philosophy. Rather, it leads us to think philosophically. In this volume, a myriad group of scholars and philosophers explore the philosophical resonances of Emma.

SANDITON

Author: Jane Austen
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ISBN: 9783423126663
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Bei Jane Austen geht es wie immer ums Ehestiften, diesmal ist der Schauplatz der idyllische englische Badeort Sanditon. Als Charlotte Heywood dort eintrifft, gerät sie sofort in eine turbulente Gesellschaft. Als Jane Austen 1817 starb, war der Roman unvollendet. 1975 unternahm es die Austen-Verehrerin Marie Dobbs, die Handlung kunstvoll fortzuspinnen, und brachte auf so unterhaltsame Weise etliche glückliche Paare zusammen, daß es schwerfällt zu glauben, Jane Austen habe nicht selbst den Schlußpunkt gesetzt.

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191501069
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'This perfect indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd!' Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and menide down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal, but eventually to true understanding, self-knowledge, and love. In this supremely satisfying story, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty observation with profound insight. If Elizabeth Bennet returns again and again to her letter from Mr Darcy, readers of the novel are drawn even more irresistibly by its captivating wisdom. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Pride and Prejudice

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192802385
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'his perfect indifference, and your pointed dislike, make it so delightfully absurd!' Pride and Prejudice has delighted generations of readers with its unforgettable cast of characters, carefully choreographed plot, and a hugely entertaining view of the world and its absurdities. With the arrival of eligible young men in their neighbourhood, the lives of Mr and Mrs Bennet and their five daughters are turned inside out and menide down. Pride encounters prejudice, upward-mobility confronts social disdain, and quick-wittedness challenges sagacity, as misconceptions and hasty judgements lead to heartache and scandal, but eventually to true understanding, self-knowledge, and love. In this supremely satisfying story, Jane Austen balances comedy with seriousness, and witty observation with profound insight. If Elizabeth Bennet returns again and again to her letter from Mr Darcy, readers of the novel are drawn even more irresistibly by its captivating wisdom.

A Memoir of Jane Austen

Author: James Edward Austen-Leigh
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191606367
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'I doubt whether it would be possible to mention any author of note, whose personal obscurity was so complete.' James Edward Austen-Leigh's Memoir of his aunt Jane Austen was published in 1870, over fifty years after her death. Together with the shorter recollections of James Edward's two sisters, Anna Lefroy and Caroline Austen, the Memoir remains the prime authority for her life and continues to inform all subsequent accounts. These are family memories, the record of Jane Austen's life shaped and limited by the loyalties, reserve, and affection of nieces and nephews recovering in old age the outlines of the young aunt they had each known. They still remembered the shape of her bonnet and the tone of her voice, and their first-hand accounts bring her vividly before us. Their declared partiality also raises fascinating issues concerning biographical truth, and the terms in which all biography functions. This edition brings together for the first time these three memoirs, and also includes Jane's brother Henry Austen's 'Biographical Notice' of 1818 and his lesser known 'Memoir' of 1833, making a unique biographical record. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Stolz und Vorurteil

Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: epubli
ISBN: 3748505833
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„Stolz und Vorurteil“ ist einer der erfolgreichsten Romane der Weltliteratur und das bekannteste Werk von Jane Austen. Die Geschichte von Elizabeth und Darcy, die nach langen Irrungen und Wirrungen schließlich zueinanderfinden ist mehr als ein Liebesroman. Jane Austen zeichnet ein humorvolles Gesellschafts- und Sittengemälde des viktorianischen Englands in der Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Jane Austen ( 1775 - 1817) war eine britische Schriftstellerin der viktorianischen Ära, deren Hauptwerke Stolz und Vorurteil und Emma zu den Klassikern der englischen Literatur gehören.

Die Arglosen

Author: Francesca Segal
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992413
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Zwölf glückliche Jahre sind Adam und Rachel schon zusammen, und niemand ist überrascht, als sie ihre Verlobung bekannt geben. Alles ist perfekt: Sie haben einen gemeinsamen Freundeskreis, Adam arbeitet in der Anwaltskanzlei seines Schwiegervaters, und sie werden in jener jüdischen Gemeinde im Nordwesten Londons eine Familie gründen, in der sie selbst aufgewachsen sind. Doch plötzlich taucht Rachels Cousine Ellie auf, und Adam fühlt sich gefährlich hingezogen zu der gleichzeitig wilden und verletzlichen jungen Frau. Zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben ist er gezwungen, seine Welt infrage zu stellen und alle bisherigen Entscheidungen neu zu bewerten. Francesca Segal erweckt ihre Figuren anschaulich zum Leben und lässt sie sofort warm, lustig, komplex und sehr vertraut erscheinen. Der mehrfach ausgezeichnete Roman einer begnadeten Newcomerin, die das moderne jüdische Leben mit viel Humor und Empathie porträtiert.