Austen, Jane, 1775-1817. Emma--Criticism and interpretation.
Thesis advisor: Loftus T. Jestin.; "Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts [in English].; M.A.,Central Connecticut State University,1999; Includes bibliographical references (leaves 62-68).
Women in literature -- 18th century; Women in literature -- 19th century
The purpose of this thesis is to chart the development of marriage as seen in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century British literature. The domestic fiction of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries clearly shows a shift from marriage as an...