Emma; Or, the Unfortunate Attachment: A Sentimental Novel

Emma Or the Unfortunate Attachment A Sentimental Novel Published anonymously in and attributed to Georgiana Duchess of Devonshire this epistolary novel explores the unfortunate attachment of Emma Eggerton to William Walpole Forbidden by her father

  • Title: Emma; Or, the Unfortunate Attachment: A Sentimental Novel
  • Author: Georgiana Cavendish Jonathan David Gross
  • ISBN: 9780791461464
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ColonelPublished 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.

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    1. Not as good as The Sylph; in fact I wonder if it's the same author. But there is a fascinating feminist thread that is well developed.

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