On Emma; On Persuasion can become one of verisimilitude, a movement toward recognition of Darcy as a good man and abandonment of prejudice against him on the part of the reader that mirrors Elizabeth's own awakening.
However, Austen does offer subtle signals of Darcy's development throughout her novel." .
"Hampshire, the Inspirational Home of Jane Austen." Biography, Jane Austen's homes, locations, and discussion of the film versions of her novels. "A Woman's Wit: Jane Austen's Life and Legacy." Austen's manuscripts and letters in close-up detail. "Jane Austen." Contains short entries on Victorian women authors, their typical themes, and the publishing environment.
From the exhibit , by the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University. "Jane Austen." An introduction to Jane Austen, from a database that provides signed literary criticism by experts in their field, and is available to individuals for a reasonably-priced subscription.
The original title seems apt enough as the whole novel deals with the unreliability of first impressions.
The new title however, focuses attention on the main theme of the novel which traces how ‘pride’ and ‘prejudice’ as two human traits guide relationships and this is brought out with respect to the relationship between two central figures of the novel – Mr. It is believed that these two characters are studies in pride and prejudice respectively.
an international scholarly journal focusing on women's writing up to the end of the long nineteenth century. "Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Feminist Bibliography" (2003).
Pride and Prejudice published in 1830 had originally been titled “First Impressions”.
Knightley as the moral authority the story seems to make him." "Social Theory at Box Hill: Acts of Union," by Deidre Lynch, who sees the scene as an acting out of several contradictory imperatives of nationhood and British identity.
"Leaving Box Hill: and Theatricality," by Adam Potkey, who traces Austen's stated preferences for Cowper and Johnson in pursuing issues of theatricality and display, to an ultimately deconstructive result. Walling, who considers the problem of anachronism, especially as it relates to views that either praise Austen's progressivism or bemoan her cultural limitations. "The Dilemma of Emma: Moral, Ethical, and Spiritual Values." A complete, book-length critical study.