Description : A timeless coming-of-age story follows the adventures of the self-assured and accomplished Emma, a twenty-one-year-old girl of privilege who believes she is immune to romance and has several chaotic and often humorous experiences. Reissue.
Description : In her reign as queen, Emma both helped Kamehameha IV prevent the extinction of the Hawaiian people during the end of colonial rule and dedicated much of her philanthropic efforts to Hawai'i's education and health care.
Description : This sourcebook introduces not only Jane Austen's text, but also the literary and historical contexts and the many different critical readings that it has generated, from the time of its publication to the twenty-first century.
Description : One of today's most innovative historians of sex and gender gives an insight into the life of an enduringly romantic figure and presents a new understanding of Emma's life with Sir William Hamilton and their extraordinary liaison with Horatio Nelson. There was to be no happy ending. After his death at Trafalgar, society exacted its revenge upon Emma's outrageous unconventionality and this combined with her own self-destructive impulses, lead to the tragic exile and decline of one of history's most alluring women.
Description : Presents critical essays that discuss the language, characters, plot, and major themes of the author's novel of manners about courtship in the English countryside.
Description : This work of literary and film criticism examines all eight filmed adaptations of Jane Austen's "Emma "produced between 1948 and 1996 as vastly different interpretations of the source novel. Instead of condemning the movies and television specials as being -not as good as the book, - Marc DiPaolo considers how each adaptation might be understood as a valid -reading- of Austen's text. For example, he demonstrates how the Gwyneth Paltrow film "Emma" is both a romance and a female coming-of-age story, the 1972 BBC miniseries dramatizes Emma's world as claustrophobic and Emma herself as suffering from depression, and the modern-day teen comedy "Clueless" comes closest of all to bringing a feminist reading of the novel to the screen. Each version illuminates a different, legitimate way of reading the novel that is rewarding for Austen fans, scholars, and students alike."
Description : Hardened traitor or duped innocent, Emma made her unintentional mark on history. A close-up study of a simple woman caught up in complications beyond her control that tragically, inevitably, led to her downfall.
Description : Enlightening biography of an early feminist and religious entrepreneur who championed the innate spirituality of women. Emma Curtis Hopkins led a life of extraordinary diversity and achievement. Here at last is a study that salutes her remarkable life as it explores the route by which she melded spiritual healing, metaphysical idealism, and exotic philosophies into multiple careers of unsurpassed dynamic. As a charismatic teacher, Hopkins instructed or ordained every prominent New Thought leader who founded a major denomination of the movement's churches. Her considerable talents as a mystic and noted author reached fruition with the publication of High Mysticism in 1923. Furthermore, her ideas on healing and prosperity took root in both secular and religious orgahizations, touching millions around the globe to this day. The long-forgotten Hopkins is now given her due in a book that allows her to triumph in the roles she so ably mastered in life: mentor and mystic, healer and feminist, missionary and biblical prophet, writer and editor.