Chapter 11. Emma: Word Games and Secret Histories

  1. Claudia L. Johnson Chair and
  2. Clara Tuite Senior Lecturer
  1. Linda Bree Publisher

Published Online: 6 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch11

A Companion to Jane Austen

A Companion to Jane Austen

How to Cite

Bree, L. (2009) Emma: Word Games and Secret Histories, in A Companion to Jane Austen (eds C. L. Johnson and C. Tuite), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305968.ch11

Editor Information

  1. University of Melbourne, Australia

Author Information

  1. Cambridge University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405149099

Online ISBN: 9781444305968

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Keywords:

  • Emma- Word Games and Secret Histories;
  • the tale of seduction and desertion of two generations of women in Sense and Sensibility;
  • Lydia's elopement and premarital cohabitation with Wickham in Pride and Prejudice;
  • Maria Rushworth's adultery in Mansfield Park;
  • Emma, lively and intelligent, with a bright and sometimes brutal mind, and a vivid imagination – the narrator calling her an “imaginist”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Further Reading