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Emma; or, The Unfortunate Attachment: A Sentimental Novel
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Emma; or, The Unfortunate Attachment: A Sentimental Novel
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, Jonathan David Gross
2004
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Published by: State University of New York Press
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Published anonymously in 1773 and attributed to Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, this epistolary novel explores the “unfortunate attachment” of Emma Eggerton to William Walpole. Forbidden by her father to marry the man she loves, Emma resigns herself to marrying Walpole, her father’s autocratic choice of a husband. The novel’s other unfortunate attachment concerns Colonel Sutton, who falls prey to the “low” machinations of the confirmed flirt Harriet Courtney. Like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Georgiana’s Emma explores the dangers of first impressions and arranged marriages, but does so from the vantage point of a woman who would suffer the long-term consequences of both. Originally published when the author was only sixteen, and long out of print, Emma anticipates many of the major events of Georgiana’s own life, and taken together with her second novel, The Sylph, it offers significant insights into the outlook of aristocratic women in the late eighteenth century. An Introduction by Jonathan David Gross sets the novel in the context of its time and explores the questions surrounding its authorship.
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Emma; or, The Unfortunate Attachment: A Sentimental Novel
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Contents
p. vii
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Acknowledgments
pp. ix-x
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Preface
pp. xi-xiv
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Introduction
pp. 1-39
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Note on the Text
pp. 41-43
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TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE LADY CAMDEN
p. 44
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List of Subscribers
pp. 45-47
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Emma Vol. One
pp. 53-110
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Emma Vol. Two
pp. 111-178
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Emma Vol. Three
pp. 179-254
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Appendix 1: Collation of 1773 and 1784 Editions
pp. 255-280
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Appendix 2: Collation of 1773 and 1787 Editions
pp. 281-296
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Appendix 3: Poems by Lady Georgiana; with one poem by David Garrick
pp. 297-299
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Notes
pp. 301-314
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Index
pp. 315-322
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ISBN9780791484807
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9780791461457

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OCLC62348806
Pages336
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