Gifting, getting, greed, and goodness in Highbury
Is Jane Austen's 'Emma' about greed, or is it about goodness?
It’s the season of giving. And when you think about gifts, and Jane Austen, what comes to mind for me is all the gifting, and giving, and greediness, and goodness, that goes on in Highbury.
Looking back on my dog-eared marked-up Penguin edition of Jane Austen’s Emma, all of the gifting and giving and running about strikes me this holiday se…
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