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Reading character in Jane Austen"s Emma

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Published by Van Gorcum in Assen .
Written in English


  • Austen, Jane, 1775-1817,
  • Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Characters

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementMarjet Berendsen.
LC ClassificationsPR4034.E53 B47 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination197 p. ;
Number of Pages197
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1318637M
ISBN 109023226542
LC Control Number92192713

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Emma Woodhouse - The protagonist of the novel. In the well-known first sentence of the novel, the narrator describes Emma as “handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition.” In some ways, the twenty-year-old Emma is mature for her age. Because her mother is dead and her older sister married, she is already the Reality is a faraway distance. Eventually, the dream comes to an end as reality creeps into sleep and the fantasy finishes. The story of Jane Austen’s Emma is one of a similar account. Emma Woodhouse, the main character, has an active imagination that causes her Jane Fairfax is a skillfully employed foil for Emma, but we do not get to know her in dramatic detail because she is involved in a mystery and much about her must remain unknown until it is revealed in summary. On the other hand, Frank Churchill, though he too is involved in the mystery, comes through with better :// Additional Physical Format: Online version: Berendsen, Marjet. Reading character in Jane Austen's Emma. Assen: Van Gorcum, (OCoLC) Named Person:

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