Despite the fact that the bibliography on Jane Austen is endless, and that Emma in particular has been the object of a large number of critical and metacritical readings which have scrutinized every single aspect of the novel, the editors of this volume have chosen to focus on Emma in an attempt to take up the writer’s tantalizing challenge: that of following the “movement” of the novel as it makes its way into the third millennium, and of observing from an axiological point of view Emma’s trajectory and the fundamental moments in the novel’s reception. The editors of this collection believe that a novel like Emma continues to speak to us, and continues to do so in that peculiar tone that pertains only to masterpieces as they relentlessly strive to reinscribe themselves anew in the mind of each reader.
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|data pubblicazione: ||Ottobre 2011|
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